Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
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Bhusawal Thermal Power Station is an operating power station of at least 1210-megawatts (MW) in Bhusawal, Bhusawal, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Bhusawal-B Thermal Power Station Unit 1, Bhusawal-C Thermal Power Station Unit 1, Bhusawal-B Thermal Power Station Unit 2, Bhusawal-C Thermal Power Station Unit 2, and Bhusawal-A Thermal Power Station Unit 1.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Bhusawal Thermal Power Station||Bhusawal, Bhusawal, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India||21.0480, 75.8550 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 1: 21.04798, 75.85502
- Unit 2: 21.04798, 75.85502
- Unit 3: 21.04798, 75.85502
- Unit 4: 21.04798, 75.85502
- Unit 5: 21.04798, 75.85502
- Unit 6: 21.04798, 75.85502
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 1||retired||coal - bituminous||55 MW||subcritical||-||2010|
|Unit 2||retired||coal - bituminous||210 MW||subcritical||-||2017|
|Unit 3||operating||coal - bituminous||210 MW||subcritical||-||-|
|Unit 4||operating||coal - bituminous||500 MW||subcritical||-||-|
|Unit 5||operating||coal - bituminous||500 MW||subcritical||-||-|
|Unit 6||construction||coal - bituminous||660 MW||supercritical||-||-|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 1||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
|Unit 2||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
|Unit 3||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
|Unit 4||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
|Unit 5||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
|Unit 6||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd|
Project-level coal details
- Permits: Ec 27 nov 2012 http://bit.ly/1mbkmvz; extension app apr 2017 https://bit.ly/3iqcvtw; ec amendment 14 nov 2019 https://bit.ly/3kdjpsr; amended ec app 2020; ec extension recommended june 2023 https://parivesh.nic.in/utildoc/6660549_1688973688323.pdf
Background on Units 1-3
The existing power station began as a 475 megawatt (MW) power station owned by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGCL), a Maharashtra government owned company. It comprised one 55MW unit, which was taken offline in 2010, and two 210 MW units built in 1979-1982.
Unit 2 was retired in 2017.
Units 4 and 5
Unit 4 (500 MW) was commissioned on March 7, 2012.
Unit 5 (also 500 MW) was completed in June 2012.
As of November 2011, the company reported that it had acquired land, fuel, and environmental clearance for Bhusawal TPS Unit 6, a 660 MW expansion.
Environmental Clearance was obtained in November 2012.
In April 2017, the company applied to extend the Environmental Clearance's validity. The Expert Appraisal Committee recommended the extension for an additional three years on November 14, 2019, subject to a few additional conditions.
In 2019, state-run engineering firm BHEL announced it "bagged" an order from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) for emission controls at the unit. The revised order value for the total project was now around ₹3,750 crore.
In March 2020, plant sponsor MSPGCL submitted an amended application for environmental clearance that included plans for pollution controls.
According to the government's November 2021 Broad Status report, boiler erection began on the unit in November 2019 and the boiler was 70% complete. The unit was expected by December 2022, then pushed to June 2023.
Planet satellite imagery from January 2019 to January 2022 showed progress at the site.
The May 2023 Broad Status report stated that the Unit 6 expansion was expected to enter commercial operation in October 2023.
In June 2023, the Expert Appraisal Committee recommended the extension of the project's Environmental Clearance to the new unit for an additional year, i.e. until November 26, 2024. 
Articles and Resources
- Maharashtra State Power Generation Company, "Installed Capacity", Maharashtra State Power Generation Company website, accessed November 2011.
- "CEA approval /clearance for retirement of old 210 MW Bhusawal Tharmal Power Unit No. 2," India CEA, Aug 31, 2017
- ALL INDIA REGIONWISE GENERATING INSTALLED CAPACITY (MW) OF POWER UTILITIES INCLUDING ALLOCATED SHARES IN JOINT AND CENTRAL SECTOR UTILITIES, Central Electricity Authority, March 31, 2012
- Maharashtra State Power Generation Company, "Information on Mahagenco's Power Projects: Ongoing Thermal Power Projects – 4730 MW", Maharashtra State Power Generation Company website, August 26, 2011.
- "Information on Mahagenco's Power Projects," November 19, 2011
- Environmental Clearance for unit 6, India MoEF, November 27, 2012
- "Application for Extension of validity of Environmental Clearance (Form-I) For The Proposed 1x660 MW Unit of Coal Based Thermal Power Plant at Bhusawal, District Jalgaon, Maharashtra State," MSPGCL, April 2017
- "Minutes of the 35th Meeting of the Re-Constituted Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Thermal Power Projects Held on 14th November, 2019" Expert Appraisal Committee, November 14, 2019
- "BHEL bags order for emission control equipment for 660-MW power unit in Maharashtra," Live Mint, January 23, 2019
- Amended EC, India MoEF, March 6, 2020
- “Broad Status Report,” Thermal Project Monitoring Division, Central Electricity Authority, November 2021
- “Broad Status Report of Under Construction Thermal Power Projects,” Central Electricity Authority, May 2022
- “Broad Status Report of Under Construction Thermal Power Projects,” India Central Electricity Authority, November 2022
- Broad Status Report of Under Construction Thermal Power Projects, Central Electricity Authority, Government of India, May 2023
- Minutes of Agenda of 43rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, June 19, 2023
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