Wanakbori Thermal Power Station

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Wanakbori Thermal Power Station is a 2,270 MW power station of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation in Gujarat state, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Wanakbori village.

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The undated satellite photo below shows Unit 8, slightly to the north.

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Installed Capacity

Here are details of the station's existing units:[1]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 210 March 1982 Running
Stage I 2 210 January, 1983 Running
Stage I 3 210 March, 1984 Running
Stage I 4 210 March, 1986 Running
Stage I 5 210 September 1986 Running
Stage I 6 210 November 1987 Running
Stage II 7 210 December 1998 Running
Stage III 8 800 October 2019 Running

Replacement

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

Unit 8 Expansion (800 MW)

In 2012 Gujarat State Electricity Corporation proposed an additional unit 8 of 800 MW to the power station,[3] originally projected to be commissioned in 2015 to 2016.[4]

The project received environmental clearance in December 2013.[5] Construction began in 2014.[6]

It is planned for operation in 2018,[7] later pushed to 2019.[8]

Unit 8 was commissioned in October 2019.[9]

Project Details of Unit 8

Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
Location: Wanakbori village, Kheda district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 22.8801884, 73.3649182 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: 800 MW
Type: Supercritical
Start year: 2019
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 2, 2013

Resources and articles

References

  1. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  2. “Gujarat Thermal Power Plants Set for Major Overhaul,” The Times of India. June 1, 2015
  3. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "Gujarat State Electricity Corporation: Projects," Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  5. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 2, 2013.
  6. "BHEL bags Rs. 3,536 crore order for 800 MW Wanakbori power plant," Desh Gujarat, September 19, 2014
  7. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  8. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2018
  9. Installed capacity, India MoEF, October 2019

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