Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station is erected at the district of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. The power station is one among the coal fuelled power plants of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation.
Rayalaseema Thermal power plant is commissioned in 1994. The approved capacity of the thermal power plant is 1650 Megawatt. The installed capacity of the power plant is 1650 Megawatt. The status of the thermal power plant is Operational. The source of Coal for the power plant is from Mahanadi Coal Fields. The primary fuel used for the generation of power is coal. The power plant is using the Subcritical technology. The source of financing for the project is Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation. The Boiler, Turbine and Generator Manufacturer of the Thermal Power Plant is by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). The Rayalseema Thermal Power Station is owned and operated by the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation. The beneficiary states of thermal power plants are Andhra Pradesh and its neighbouring states.
The Unit sizes of the thermal power plant are 1650 Megawatt (5 x 210 MW, 1 x 600 MW). There are six units in operation in 4 phases. They are from Unit 1 to Unit 6. In Phase 1, both Unit 1 and Unit 2 are commissioned in 1994 and 1995 respectively with an installed capacity of 210 Megawatt for each units. Similarly in Phase 2, both Unit 3 and Unit 4 are commissioned in 2007 itself with an installed capacity of 210 Megawatt for each units. In Phase 3, Unit 5 is commissioned (2010) with an installed capacity of 210 Megawatt. An additional unit is proposed for 600 MW in 2010 and it is to be completed in July 2014. But the commission date of sixth unit is extended to 2017. Later in July 2017, it is synchronized in July 2017 and it was commissioned in March 2018.
How to Reach:Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant is located in the Rayalseema village ofYerraguntlataluk in the district ofKadapa. You can arrive this thermal power station via Road, Rail or Air. You would get bus or taxi services from the Yerraguntla town to the Power Station. Yerraguntla Railway Station is the nearest well connected railway station and Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport.
Phase 1 - Unit 1-210 Megawatt - 1994
Phase 1 - Unit 2- 210 Megawatt - 1995
Phase 2 - Unit 3- 210 Megawatt - 2007
Phase 2 - Unit 4- 210 Megawatt - 2007
Phase 3 - Unit 5- 210 Megawatt - 2010
Phase 4 - Unit 6- 600 Megawatt – March 2018