Santaldih Thermal Power Station

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Thermal Power Station(Power sector)
LocationPara (community development block), Purulia district, West Bengal
Coordinates23°36′05″N 86°28′01″E / 23.60139°N 86.46694°E / 23.60139; 86.46694Coordinates: 23°36′05″N 86°28′01″E / 23.60139°N 86.46694°E / 23.60139; 86.46694
Commission date1 January 1974
Owner(s)West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational2x 250 MW
Nameplate capacity480 MW
980 MW (planned)

Santaldih Thermal Power Station (Bengali: সাঁওতালডিহ তাপবিদ্যুৎ কেন্দ্র) of West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited is a power station with an installed capacity of 480 MW (4x120 MW).


Santaldih Thermal Power Station is located at 23°35′53″N 86°28′26″E / 23.598°N 86.474°E / 23.598; 86.474, at Santaldih, in Para (community development block) of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the Adra-Gomoh branch line of South-Eastern Railway, on the southern bank of Damodar River.[1] There is a railway station at Santaldih on the Adra-Gomoh branch line.


The installed capacity of Santaldih Thermal Power Station is 4 x 120 MW. The four units were commissioned as follows- Unit 1: 1.1.1974; Unit 2: 16.7.1975; Unit 3: 6.12.1978; Unit 4: 30.3.1981.[1] STPS has expanded capacity by 2 x 250 MW .[1] The previous units (1,2,3,4) are non functional now and they are demolished. Unit 6 & 7 are proposed to be installed in future.


  1. ^ a b c "Santaldih Thermal Power Station - WBPDCL". WBPDCL. Retrieved 2011-08-24.