Paloncha power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Paloncha power station is a 244-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Telangana, formerly Andhra Pradesh, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Paloncha power station. Units 1 and 2 are located to the north, and Unit 3 is about one km to the south.

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Paloncha power station Unit 1 was built in 1996 with a capacity of 50 MW. The plant supplies a ferro-alloys plant, with surplus power sold to the grid.[1] In 2000, a fire at the plant reduced capacity to 30 MW. In 2006, the company added unit 2, with 64 MW.[2]

Details of expansion

In April 2011, the company announced that it intended to build an additional 150 MW unit at the same location by December 2012, and a second 150 MW expansion unit if coal linkages could be secured.[3]

The first 150 MW addition (Unit 3) was commissioned and synchronized with the state power grid on Feb 28, 2013.[4] Unit 3 is located approximately 1 km south of the older plant.

As of 2016 the proposed unit 4 is not mentioned on Nava Bharat Ventures' website and no permits have been received.

Project Details

Sponsor: Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Location: Paloncha village, Khamman district, Telangana (formerly Andhra Pradesh)
Coordinates: Unit 1: 17.5824568, 80.6727084 (exact), Unit 2: 17.5735436, 80.6648505 (exact)
Nameplate capacity:

  • Unit 1: 30 MW (originally 50 MW prior to fire damage in 2000)
  • Unit 2: 64 MW
  • Unit 3: 150 MW
  • Unit 4: 150 MW


  • Unit 1: Operating (1996)
  • Unit 2: Operating (2006)
  • Unit 3: Operating (2013)
  • Unit 4: Cancelled

Type: Subcritical
Projected in service:

  • Unit 2: 2013

Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Resources and articles

Related articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana," Power Plants Around the World, accessed January 2016
  2. "Nava Bharat Ventures Company History," Economic Times, accessed January 2016
  3. "Nava Bharat Dharmavaram power project fails to take off," Infra News, April 26, 2011
  4. "Nava Bharat Energy India Limited (NBEIL)," Nava Bharat Energy website, accessed March 2014.

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