Thermal Power Station in India
1. Coal based thermal power stations produce nearly 70% of the electricity produced in India and are located at:
- Durgapur, Farakka, Bandel, Santaldih, Titagarh and Kolaghat in West Bengal,
- Bokaro, Patratu and Chandrapura in Jharkhand,
- Talcher in Orissa,
- Korba and Amarkantak in Chhatisgarh,
- Satpura and Singarauli in Madhya Pradesh,
- Panki, Obra and Harduarganj in Uttar Pradesh,
- Badarpur in Delhi,
- Ukai and Gandhinagar in Gujarat,
- Nasik and Bhuswal in Maharashtra, and,
- Neyveli in Tamil Nadu.
2. Mineral oil and natural gas based power stations produce only 2% of the electricity produced in India. These are located at:
- Naharkatiya and Digboi in Assam,
- Barauni in Bihar,
- Dhubran in Gujarat,
- Trombay in Maharashtra,
- Haldia and Kolkata in West Bengal.
Thermal power plants are also located at Bakreswar in West Bengal and Ramagundam in Andhra Pradesh.