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Paras Thermal Power Station

Paras Thermal Power Station
Paras Thermal Power Station is located in Maharashtra
Paras Thermal Power Station
Location within Maharashtra
Country India
Location Paras, Akola, Maharashtra
Coordinates 20°43′07″N 76°48′00″E / 20.718548°N 76.800056°E / 20.718548; 76.800056
Status Operational
Commission date 1961
Operator(s) Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco)
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Power generation
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 500 MW[1]

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.

Power Plant

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 was abandoned in 1993 due to ageing.[2]

Installed Capacity

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 30 1961 Abandoned
Stage I 2 62.5 1967 Abandoned
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.[3] For example, the Paras Thermal Power Station consumed 351,000 tonnes of coal in 2006-07.[4] 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.[5]

Famous Personalities

    • Paras is home town of Mr.Om Ugale.


  1. ^ "Installed Capacity". Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. 
  2. ^ "Paras Thermal Power Plant". Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. 
  3. ^ "Diagram of a typical coal-fired thermal power station" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Coal supply to various power stations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways, CIL to collaborate for additional coal transport capacity". Mining, 14 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.