Mejia power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Mejia power station (MTPS) is a 1340-megawatt (MW) power station in West Bengal, India, owned by Damodar Valley Corporation.


The plant is located at Durlavpur in the Bankura district of West Bengal.

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The station has 8 units: four units of 210 MW each, two units of 250 MW, and two units of 500 MW. It uses water from the Damodar river.[1]

The existing units are as follows:[1]

  • Unit 1: 210 MW (March 1996)
  • Unit 2: 210 MW (March 1998)
  • Unit 3: 210 MW (September 1999)
  • Unit 4: 210 MW (February 2005)
  • Unit 5: 250 MW (February 2008)
  • Unit 6: 250 MW date not specified


  • Unit 1: 500 MW (September 2010)[2]
  • Unit 2: 500 MW (March 2011)[3]

Citizen opposition

In December 2008, it was reported that villagers living in the Bankura district, near the Mejia power station, "forced the Damodar Valley Corporation's (DVC) to shut down three of the six units of 1,340 mw Mejia Thermal Power Station (MTPS) over perceived pollution of their immediate environment by fly ash waste from the power plants."[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Damodar Valley Corporation
Location: Durlavpur village, West Bengal
Coordinates: 23.4639, 87.1311 (exact)
Status: Operating

  • Phase I: 1340 MW
  • Phase II, units 1 & 2: 500 MW (each)

Type: Subcritical
Projected in service:

  • Phase II, units 1 and 2: 2010 and 2011

Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Phase II, Units 1 & 2: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, January 5, 2007

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Damodar Valley Corporation, "Mejia thermal power station", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  2. "Mejia Coal Power Station," Global Energy Observatory, accessed February 2012
  3. "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report," India Central Electricity Authority, March 2011.
  4. "Pollution-hit villagers force Mejia thermal plant to close half of its units" The Indian Express, December 18, 2008.

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