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|Paras Thermal Power Station|
|Location||Paras, Akola, Maharashtra|
|Operator(s)||Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco)|
|Thermal power station|
|Nameplate capacity||500 MW|
Paras Thermal Power Plant is oldest power plant of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) located at Paras, Akola district of Maharashtra. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of Mahagenco.
Paras Thermal Power Station is the oldest of all Mahagenco Power plants. The station has witnessed the third generation technology. The station had 30 MW installed capacity in 1961 with a stroke boiler. the same unit wea abandoned in 1993 due to ageing.
|Stage||Unit Number||Installed Capacity (MW)||Date of Commissioning||Status|
|Stage II||3||250||2008 March||Running|
|Stage II||4||250||2010 August||Running|
It is on the Nagpur–Bhusawal section of Central Railway. Coal-based thermal power stations consume large quantities of coal. For example, the Paras Thermal Power Station consumed 351,000 tonnes of coal in 2006-07. Around 80 per cent of the domestic coal supplies in India are meant for coal based thermal power plants and coal transportation forms 42 per cent of the total freight earnings of Indian railways.
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