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Barh 1 and II, 3,300MW Coal-Powered Plant

Foundation Laid


Start of operation

August 2014

Installed capacity

Barh I: 1,980MW; Barh II: 1,320MW

Plant type



Near Patna, Bihar, India

Estimated investment

Barh I: Rs87bn; Barh II: Rs73.41bn

Plant owner

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)

Main equipment supplier

Technopromexport and BHEL partnering with Alstom and Siemens

Pump supplier

KSB Group pump sets

Control system

Yokogawa India Limited

Gas turbines

Three-unit 1,980MW Barh I, and two-unit 1,320MW Barh II

Electrical substations

Six 400KV substations link Barh to Kahalgaon, Sasaram and Biharsharif


Annual coal requirement estimated at around 15 million tonnes per year

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