Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram power station (also known as Yamunanagar or Yamuna Nagar power station) is a 600-megawatt (MW) power station in Haryana.

An additional 800 MW expansion is proposed at the site.


The undated satellite photo shows that the plant will be located 5 km southeast of Yamuna Nagar city, Haryana state, India.

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The Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram power project was commissioned in the first half of 2008. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of Haryana Power Generation Company (HPGCL). It was jointly constructed by Reliance Energy Limited and Shanghai Electric (China) in a collaboration.[1]


In 2010, MOEF granted Terms of Reference for a 660 MW expansion.[2]

The HPGCL website also confirmed that the company was planning for the existing plant to be increased to 1,260 MW.[3]

As of 2016, the project was listed at 800 MW and was scheduled for the 13th Plan (2017-2022).[4] It was awaiting approval by the state government.[5]

The project did not appear to have been permitted and appeared to be cancelled.

However, in January 2023, it was reported that the Haryana government was floating bids for setting up an 800 MW expansion unit.[6]

The project wad expected to cost around Rs 5,352 crore. The debt-equity ratio was expected to be 70:30 and facilitated by the Haryana government. P K Das of Haryana Power Utilities said that the national capital region of Haryana was witnessing vigorous manufacturing activity and expecting power demand increases. Das further mentioned that they were exploring ways to acquire a joint venture with a coal firm intended to set up a 2,500-3,000 MW pithead power plant in Odisha.[7]

A tender document provided the following project status:[8]

  • "The land for main plant area has been acquired and is under possession of HPGCL."
  • "The land for rail infrastructure inside the plant boundary and raw water pipeline from existing Reservoir is under possession."
  • "Land for ash disposal pipe routing up to the existing ash pond is under possession."
  • "The process of obtaining Environment Clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India. has been initiated under the guidance of M/s Mecon, Ranchi (a Govt. of India Enterprise)"
  • "The NOC for Chimney height shall be obtained from Airport Authority of India."
  • "Water drawl from Western Yamuna Canal for the project has been tied up with Irrigation Department, Govt. of Haryana."


Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant Project.

The project was first conceived in 1981-82 but it remained in suspended animation for more than two decades. The previous governments tried to implement the project, first through the private sector, then through the National Thermal Power Corporation, and thereafter attempts were also made to get it executed through foreign investments. But the project remained only on paper because governments were not serious about setting up this project. Former Indian prime minister, PV Narasimha Rao even laid the foundation stone of this project through remote control from Faridabad in March 1993. At that time, the project was planned to be executed by NTPC, but that too could not go beyond construction of a few residential and non-residential buildings. In year 2004 then chief minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala again laid the stone of this thermal plant but again the project remained on papers only. But in year 2005 the new chief minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda gave nod to the project and the plant was finally developed in 2005-2008. [9]

Project Details

Owner: Haryana Power Generation Company
Location: Rattanpur village, Yamuna Nagar distrcit, Haryana
Coordinates: 30.10541,77.32697 (exact)
Status: Units 1-2: Operating, Unit 3: Announced
Nameplate capacity: Units 1-2: 2 x 300 MW, Unit 3: 800 MW
Type: Units 1-2: Subcritical, Unit 3:Supercritical
In service: Units 1-2: 2008
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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  1. Haryana Power Generation Company, "Future Projects," Haryana Power Generation Company website, accessed November 2011
  2. "Terms of Reference," MOEF, April 6, 2010
  3. Haryana Power Generation Company, "Future Projects," Haryana Power Generation Company website, accessed November 2011
  4. "Future Projects," HPGCL website, accessed December 2016
  5. "Nod awaited to increase power generation by 800 MW," Tribune India, June 10, 2016
  6. "Haryana invites global bids for 800 MW thermal power unit at Yamunanagar," Hindustan Times, January 18, 2023
  7. "Haryana Govt Invites Bids For 800 MW Thermal Power Plant," Business World, January 19, 2023
  8. "EPC PACKAGE TENDER SPECIFICATION: Volume I," HPGCL, December 26, 2022
  9. "News Report". Retrieved July 16, 2011.

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