Badarpur power station

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Badarpur power station is a retired power station in Badarpur, South, Delhi, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Badarpur power station Badarpur, South, Delhi, India 28.505394, 77.307406 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase 1 Unit 1, Phase 1 Unit 2, Phase 1 Unit 3, Phase 2 Unit 1, Phase 2 Unit 2: 28.505394, 77.307406

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase 1 Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 95 subcritical 1973 2018
Phase 1 Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 95 subcritical 1974 2018
Phase 1 Unit 3 retired coal - bituminous 95 subcritical 1975 2018
Phase 2 Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1978 2018
Phase 2 Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1981 2018

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase 1 Unit 1 NTPC Ltd [100.0%]
Phase 1 Unit 2 NTPC Ltd [100.0%]
Phase 1 Unit 3 NTPC Ltd [100.0%]
Phase 2 Unit 1 NTPC Ltd [100.0%]
Phase 2 Unit 2 NTPC Ltd [100.0%]


Badarpur power station was initially installed as a five-unit power station of 720 MW, commissioned from 1973 to 1981. It was later de-rated to 705 MW. It was owned and conceived by India's Central Electric Authority. Ownership of the power station was transferred to NTPC in 2006.[1]

Pollution and closure

According to a 2015 study by the Centre for Science and Environment, the Badarpur Power Plant is the most polluting power plant in India. The plant contributed only 8% of the Delhi's electric power but produced 80 to 90% of the city's particulate matter pollution from the energy sector.[2]

In response to extreme air pollution in New Delhi, the Delhi government sent notices in December 2015 to two thermal power plants—Badarpur power station and Rajghat power station—to shut operations within a week to control pollution levels. It is not clear if the closure is a temporary or permanent measure, with officials saying that they would have to assess the situation. State-run NTPC has not issued any statement but sources said it will cooperate with the government to control pollution levels. Both Badarpur and Rajghat power stations together produce about 1,000MW, which the government said would be met through alternative sources.[3]

During the Great smog of Delhi in November 2016, the power plant was shut down to alleviate the acute air pollution suffered by residents of the city. It was restarted on March 16, 2017. Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has proposed to permanently close down the plant by July 2018.[4]

On October 8, 2018, it was reported the plant would be permanently shut down on October 15, 2018. The plant had been shut down during winter since 2016 to control air pollution.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Badarpur,", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed Oct 2017
  2. "The Badarpur Plant's effect on air pollution and why it needs to be shut down". The Economic Times. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. "Notice to two thermal plants," TNN, Dec 9, 2015
  4. "Badarpur thermal power station to start operations on Thursday". Hindustan Times. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  5. [ "Badarpur thermal plant,Delhi’s biggest power generator, to shut down from October 15 The Badarpur Thermal Power Station, Delhi’s biggest power plant will be shut down from October 15. The coal­-fired plant was a major contributor to air pollution in the national capital,"] Hindustan Times, Oct 05, 2018

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