Rajghat power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Rajghat power station is a retired 135-megawatt (MW) coal plant in National Capital Territory of Delhi, India.


Rajghat Thermal Power Station had an installed capacity of 135 MW. The First unit was commissioned during 1989-90. Later the second unit was added. This power plant was one of two coal-fired power plants that operated by IPGCL, the other being Indraprastha power station which has been closed due to aging. The water source for the plant is from Yamuna river. The coal source for the plant is from NCL and BINA mines.[1]

Installed capacity

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 67.5 1989-90 Retired 2019
Stage I 2 67.5 1989-90 Retired 2019


In response to extreme air pollution in New Delhi, the Delhi government sent notices in December 2015 to two thermal power plants—Badarpur power station and Rajghat power station—to shut operations within a week to control pollution levels. It is not clear if the closure is a temporary or permanent measure, with officials saying that they would have to assess the situation. State-run NTPC has not issued any statement but sources said it will cooperate with the government to control pollution levels. Both Badarpur and Rajghat power stations together produce about 1,000MW which the government said would be met through alternative sources.[2]

In September 2016, it was reported that the plant had not been operating for over eight months and that distribution companies had stopped buying power from it. According to the report, the government was debating various options for converting the plant to other sources of power, including solar energy and municipal waste.[3]

In July 2019 it was reported the plant site would be converted into a solar park.[4]

The coal units were formally retired in September 2019.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. "Rajghat Power Station". IPGCL.
  2. "Notice to two thermal plants," TNN, Dec 9, 2015
  3. Sweta Goswami, "Rajghat power house may become waste-to-energy plant," The Hindu, September 22, 2016
  4. "Delhi to shut down Rajghat thermal power plant, use its land for solar park," Economic Times, July 11, 2019
  5. India Installed Capacity, India MoEF, September 2019

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