Sabarmati power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sabarmati power station is a 455-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat, India.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat, India.

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The Sabarmati power station became operational in 1934 with a capacity of 37.5 MW; since then, several units have been commissioned (and retired), bringing the total capacity to 455 MW.[1] The plant is named after a nearby river and lies about 4 miles (6km) north of Ahmedabad.[2] While coal is the primary fuel, the plant also uses some fuel oil as a secondary fuel.[3] The plant uses a blend of imported and domestic coal; it is currently operated by large Indian utility company Torrent Power.[4]

In 2016, the plant underwent renovations for emissions control technology, or “efficiency enhancement activities.” It is unclear what these specific improvements were.[4]

In 2019-2020, the Ahmedabad Electricity Company (India) engaged the advisory company K&M to conduct a feasibility study of adding a new 150 MW unit to the Sabarmati power plant. This contract was a follow-up to the previously performed study, where K&M was under a contract with the US Department of Energy to conduct a pre-feasibility study for constructing a nominal coal-fired integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant at the Sabarmati Thermal Power station.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Torrent Power Ltd
  • Parent company: Torrent Power
  • Location: Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat, India
  • Coordinates: 23.0706, 72.5939 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 455 MW
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 110 MW (start-up in 1979)
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 110 MW (start-up in 1985)
    • Unit 6: Coal-fired subcritical, 110 MW (start-up in 1988)
    • Unit 7: Coal-fired subcritical, 125 MW (start-up in 2003)
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 60 MW
    • Unit 15: Coal-fired subcritical, 30 MW (start-up in 1962)
    • Unit 16: Coal-fired subcritical, 30 MW (start-up in 1963)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sabarmati Thermal Power Station - Wikipedia". Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  2. "Sabarmati Thermal Power Station Railway - FIBIwiki". Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  3. "Sabarmati Thermal Power Station". Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Brief Summary of Project at AMGEN - Sabarmati Thermal Power Station" (PDF). Environmental Clearance. August 11, 2016. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  5. "K&M Advisors - Feasibility Study for the Sabamati 130 MW Power Station". KM Advisors. October 22, 2020. Retrieved 2021-06-22.

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