Sikka Thermal Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sikka Thermal Power Station is a 500-megawatt MW coal plant in Jamnagar, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Sikka taluk, Jamnagar district.

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The power station is owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL). Units 1-2 of 120 MW each were commissioned in 1988 and 1993. The power station is located at Sikka near Jamnagar, the major industrial city in the state of Gujarat.[1]

In May 2015, GSECL said it was commissioning a feasibility study to replace the old, existing units with supercritical technology, extending their life and possibly their size (MW).[2]

Instead, the two units were retired in 2017.[3]

Expansion (Units 3 and 4)

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation has completed Units 3 and 4 - 250MW each.[4] Photos confirm the project to be complete (see above).[1]

Unit 3 was commissioned in April 2015.[5] Unit 4 was commissioned on 25 September 2015.[6]

In May 2022, the Gujarat government placed orders to import coal for the plant, which had been shut for the past 7-8 months due to shortage of coal.[7][8]

Financing for Units 3 and 4

The Government of Gujarat provided financing for these units.[9]

Project Details of expansion

Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
Location: Sikka village, Jamnagar district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 22.42082767, 69.82759953[10](exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW (Units 3-4: 250 MW)
Type: Subcritical
In service: 2015
Coal Source:
Source of financing: The Government of Gujarat provided financing for Units 3 and 4[9]

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited: Projects" Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited, accessed Feb. 2012 and August 2014.
  2. “Gujarat Thermal Power Plants Set for Major Overhaul,” The Times of India, June 1, 2015
  3. "Proposal of retirement of 2x120MW units no. 1 & 2 each of Ukai TPS & Sikka TPS of GSECL," India CEA, August 18, 2017
  4. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  5. "BHEL commissions 250 MW thermal unit in Gujarat," Net Indian, Apr 20, 2015
  6. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, November 2015
  7. "India’s growing power crisis: Newer, efficient plants lying idle may have role to play," Down to Earth, May 10, 2022
  8. "GUVNL arm restarts two coal-based power plants," Financial Express, May 4, 2022
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Energy Analysis Of Thermal Power Plant" (PDF). IJEDR. 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Sikka Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012

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