Tenughat power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tenughat power station is a 420-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Jharkhand, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Bokaro district.

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The Tenughat Thermal Power Station is situated near Tenughat Dam in the district of Bokaro, Jharkhand. The station was proposed to be 1550 MW total built in three stages. The first stage of two units was proposed in 1979: the first unit of 210MW was put under commercial operation in September 1996 and second unit of 210MW in September 1997.[1]

Description of expansion

According to project sponsor Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited's website in 2014, the project was originally envisioned to have a phase II of 3 x 210 MW coal-fired units, and a phase III of a 500 MW unit.[1]

The plans remained tentative until September 22, 2017, when the company applied for a terms of reference to expand the power station by 2 x 660MW coal units. Coal would be sourced domestically from the Rajbar E&D Coal Block.[2]

With no developments since September 2017, the project appears to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited
  • Parent company: Government of Jharkhand
  • Location: Gumia, Bokaro district, Jharkhand
  • Coordinates: 23.7276632, 85.7652325 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Operating (1994)[3]
    • Unit 2: Operating (1996)[3]
    • Unit 3-4: Shelved
  • Capacity:
    • Phase I: 420 MW (Units 1-2: 210 MW)
    • Phase II: 1,320 MW (Units 3-4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2)
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: East Bokaro and West Bokaro Collieries (Units 1-2), Rajbar E&D Coal Block (Units 3-4)[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Objective," Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited, accessed Feb 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Form 1, India MoEF, September 22, 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tenughat Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed February 2014

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