Rourkela Works-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Rourkela Works-2 power station is a 370-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Odisha, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Rourkela steel plant in Kaniha, Angul district, where the coal plant is located.

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Rourkela-2 is a 2 x 60 MW captive coal plant that powers the Rourkela steel plant (RSP). The steel plant and power station are owned by NTPC-Sail Power Co Ltd (NSPCL), a joint venture of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The coal-burning units were commissioned in 1987-1988.[1]

Unit 3 Expansion

Rourkela unit 3 is a proposed 250 MW expansion of the power station. Environment Clearance for the project was received on May 30, 2015. Investment approval for the project was approved by the NSPCL Board in May 2016. An EPC package was awarded to BHEL in May 2016.[2]

According to NTPC, commercial operation of unit 3 was achieved in December 2018.[3]

Project Details for unit 3 expansion

Articles and resources


  1. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Coal Based Power Stations ", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  2. "Projects: Rourkela PP-II Expansion(1x250 MW)," NTPC website, accessed Nov 2017
  3. "Projects: Rourkela PP-II Expansion(1x250 MW)," NTPC website, accessed Dec 2018

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