Kolaghat Thermal Power Station is a 1,260MW coal fired power project. It is located in West Bengal, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in September 1990.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,260 1,260 Active West Bengal, India The West Bengal Power Development


The project is developed and owned by The West Bengal Power Development. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a steam turbine power plant that is used for Baseload. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is coal. In case of shortage of coal the plant can also run on Fuel Oil.

The project generated 7,560,833MWh of electricity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in September 1990.

Contractors Involved

Development Consultants was selected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

The Coal fired project have been supplied by Bharat Heavy Electricals and Siemens.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Bharat Heavy Electricals and Siemens.

The steam boilers for the coal fired power project have been supplied byACC Babcock and Bharat Heavy Electricals.

About The West Bengal Power Development

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPCL) is an electric utility that offers power supply services. The utility offers electric power generation and supply services. It operates Kolaghat thermal power station, Bakreswar thermal power station, Santaldih thermal power station, Bandel thermal power station, and Sagardighi thermal power station. WBPCL offers operation and management, and repair and maintenance services. It provides electricity to private, government, residential, and commercial sectors across West Bengal. WBPCL is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.