Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Darlipalli power station, also known as Darlipali STPS, is a 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station operated by NTPC in Odisha, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant near the village of Darlipai in the Sundargarh district.

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In 2012 it was reported that the Odisha government may set up a special land acquisition cell to speed up takeover of private land for a 4,800 MW super thermal power plant proposed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Darlipalli in Sundergarh district. The 4,800 MW power plant would be commissioned in three phases of 1,600 MW (2x800) each. All the three phases are scheduled to be commissioned by the end of the 12th Plan period (2016-17).[1]

In September 2011, BGR Energy Systems announced that it had won the contract from NTPC to supply the supercritical steam turbine generator units for the Lara Super Thermal Prower Project (2 x 800 MW), the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (2 x 800 MW), the Gajmara Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (2 x 800 MW) and the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (3 x 800 MW).[2][3]

Phase I (2 x 800 MW) received environmental clearance in February 2014.[4] The two units are under construction,[5] and planned for operation in 2018.[6][7] As of March 2017, commissioning was still scheduled for 2018-2019.[8][9]

In January 2019 it was reported that unit 1 is planned for commissioning in March 2019.[10]

Unit 1 became operational on December 31, 2019. Unit 2 is planned for operation in 2020.[11]

Unit 2 was synchronized in March 2021.[12] CEA reported the unit commissioned in July 2021[13] and NTPC declared it commissioned effective September 1, 2021.[14]

Funding for Units 1-2

In January 2014, the NTPC Board of Directors approved an investment of US$1,699,065,518 in the project.[15][16]

Phase II and III

Phase II and III were delayed due to land acquisition problem, and NTPC has started looking for alternative sites outside the state.[17]


In 2012, it was reported that villagers held a protest meeting seeking cancellation of the project. Other villagers were reported to be eager for the plant to be built but wanted land compensation rates to be increased.[18]

Project Details for units 1-2

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Darlipali village, Lephripara taluk, Sundergarh district, Odisha
Coordinates: 21.9635543, 83.8918698 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 1,600 MW (2 x 800 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Start year: 2019 (Unit 1), 2021 (Unit 2)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Dulanga coal mine and Pakri Barwadih Coal Blocks
Source of financing: US$1,699,065,518 in equity from NTPC[15]
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Feb 17, 2014

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Articles and resources


  1. Jayajit Dash, "State may create special LA cell for NTPC project", Business Standard, January 26, 2012.
  2. "BGR bas Rs.3,600 cr NTPC contract," The Hindu, September 17, 2011
  3. "NTPC to invest Rs24000 crore in two new projecs in Odisha," DNA, March 3, 2012
  4. Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Feb 17, 2014.
  5. Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
  6. "Supply of coal to Power Plants," India Ministry of Power, July 23, 2015
  7. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  8. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2017
  9. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, Feb 2018
  10. "NTPC to synchronise 800 Mw unit of Darlipalli thermal power plant by March," BS, January 29, 2019
  11. "800-MW unit of NTPC's Darlipali plant becomes operational". PSU Watch. 2019-12-31. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  12. "Broad Status of Thermal Power Plants," India Central Electricity Authority, April 2021
  13. "Installed Capacity," CEA, July 2021
  14. "NTPC declares commercial operation of 800 MW Unit-2 of Darlipali STPS," Business Standard, August 31, 2021
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Super Thermal Power Project in Offing". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  16. "NTPC to invest Rs24000 crore in two new projects in Odisha". DNA India. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  17. "Super Thermal Power Project in Offing," Indian Express, Jan 19, 2014.
  18. "Expedite thermal project, plead affected villagers," New Indian Express, 17 September 2012

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