Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station
Dhuvaran thermal power station is a 220 Megawatt coal plant which is gas based. There are three units of Combined Cycle Power Project utilizing Natural Gas / Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas as fuel for power production. The power plant is under the control of Gujarat Electricity Board, which is under the control of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited.
Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station is commissioned in 1965 July. The approved capacity of this thermal power plant is 534 Megawatt. The installed capacity is also 534 Megawatt. The status of this thermal power plant is Operational. The primary fuel used for the generation of power is Oil and Natural Gas. The owner and operator of this thermal power plant is Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited. The beneficiary states of this thermal power plant are Gujarat and its neighbouring states. The Unit Size of this thermal power plant is 534 Megawatt (63.5 Megawatt x 4 units + 110 Megawatt x 2 units). There are two units in operational. They are Unit 5 and Unit 6.
The first unit is commissioned in 1965 July 12 with an installed capacity of 63.5 Megawatt. Similarly the second unit is commissioned in 1965 April 29 with an installed capacity of 63.5 Megawatt. After that the third unit is commissioned in 1965 February 17 with an installed capacity of 63.5 Megawatt. The fourth unit is commissioned in 1964 December 17 with an installed capacity of 63.5 Megawatt. All the units from Unit 1 to Unit 4 are retired. The fifth unit is commissioned in 1972 May 27 with an installed capacity of 140 Megawatt. The sixth unit is commissioned in 1972 September 10 with an installed capacity of 140 Megawatt. Both of Fifth and Sixth units are derated to 110 Megawatt each and it subsequently retired from service with effect from 2010 December 1.
Students who are doing researches on Electricity Generation and Distribution can visit this Power Station for further reference. The employees in the power station will guide you to understand, how steam is produced by the firing of coal and how it is converted into electricity by using the turbine. Here the turbine used is Steam Turbine.
How to Reach: Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station is located in the Dhuvaran village of Khambhat city in the district of Anand in Gujarat India. You can arrive this power station via Road, Rail or Air. Transport Buses and Taxi services are available from the nearest city or villages to the power station. Kathana Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is just ten kilometres away from Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station. Dhuvaran's nearest airport is Vadodara Airport which is situated at distance of about 48 kilometres from power station.
Unit 1- 63.5 Megawatt – 1965 July 12 - Retired
Unit 2- 63.5 Megawatt – 1965 April 29 - Retired
Unit 3- 63.5 Megawatt – 1965 February 17 - Retired
Unit 4- 63.5 Megawatt – 1964 December 17 - Retired
Unit 5- 140 Megawatt – 1972 May 27 – derated to 110 Megawatt
Unit 6- 140 Megawatt – 1972 September 10 – derated to Megawatt