Maithon Power is a joint venture company by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Tata Power. The project is on the right bank of the Barakar River in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand, India. Water for the project comes from the Maithon Reservoir on River Barakar.
According to the website of TATA,
This Project is India’s first 525 MW unit thermal power plants using subcritical technology, coal-based thermal power plant in the country and the first PPP venture plant in the country.
As per the bidding norms, the Project was designed to be run on Indian coal. The Project is expected to benefit close to 16 million domestic consumers apart from supplying cost competitive power to industry and agriculture.
The Project will supply power to four states namely New Delhi, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Kerala as per long term PPA which are currently facing shortage of electricity. It will provide a competitive source of power and help meet these states’ growing demand for electricity. Reliable power from the project will help improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing and services industries.
Sponsor: Maithon Power
Parent: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Tata Power
Location: Maithon, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.8209, 86.76
Status: Phase I, Unit 1-2: Operating, Phase II: Shelved
Capacity:Phase I: 1,050 MW (Units 1-2: 525 MW), Phase II: 1,320 MW (Units 3-4: 660 MW)
- Growth Plans: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme”, Damodar Valley Corporation website
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country , Government of India Ministry of Power, February 2012.
- Tata Maithon Thermal Power Station, Global Energy Observatory, accessed December 28, 2011.
- Maithon Power Limited (a Joint venture of Tata power and DVC), TATA power Website.