barauni thermal power
Barauni Thermal Power Station is an existing 320
megawatt coal-fired power station owned by Bihar
State power generation company limited (BSPGCL).
The power station is located at Begusarai district,
Barauni thermal power station in Bihar came into
existence in association with the Russian
collaboration in the year 1962.
coal is supplied from Rajmahal coal field
and Urma Pahari tola,Jharkhand.
Currently two new units VIII and IX are
under construction which will increase the
power output by 500MW.
The equipments are supplied by BHEL ,
The electricity generated here is sold to
North Bihar Power Holding company Ltd.
GENERATION UNITS AT B.T.PS
There are total seven units in B.T.P.S
Two units are currently working producing total o/p
of 220 MW.
Unit no. V and VII are undergoing renovation and
The capacity of plant will be increased to 500 MW
in next 5 years.
Thermal power plant
A generating station which converts heat energy of
coal combustion into electrical energy.
It condenses steam at exhaust of turbine.
It creates very low pressure at the exhaust of
turbine which helps in converting heat energy
of steam into mechanical energy in prime
The condensed steam can be used as feed
water to the boiler.
It is used as prime mover to generator.
Three types of turbine are used :
Generator : To generate electricity
Transformer : For required voltage
Switch yard : Onward transmission of powers
Why coal as a fuel
Coal can provide usable energy at a cost of
between 12 to 15 % compared to oil and natural
gas, and coal prices are relatively stable.
Coal is inherently higher polluting and carbon
intensive than other energy alternatives.
However coal is so inexpensive that one can
spend quite a bit on pollution control, and still
maintain coal’s competitive position.
Types of water required
DEMINERALISED WATER : BOILER
SOFTEN WATER : COOLING AND GENERAL
DRINKING WATER : DOMESTIC PURPOSE
UNTREATED WATER : ASH HANDLING,COAL
HANDLING AND FIRE FIGHTING
B.T.P.S has a very good working environment.
B.T.P.S is very sincere about cleanliness and
It has got a Technical training centre with very
good learning environment.
Staff is excellent and supportive and always
ready to help.
It is third largest thermal power plant of Bihar.
It generates 210 MW electricity and after
completion of extension project it will produce
500 MW electricity.
It is major contributor of electricity to 7 districts
of north Bihar.