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Bandel Thermal Power Station is a thermal power plant situated on the western bank of Hooghly River, Tribeni town in the Indian state of West Bengal, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) off the Grand Trunk Road, NH2. At the time of its commissioning in 1983, it’s Unit-5 was first of its kind in Eastern India and fifth in India.
The power station has 5 units with a total installed capacity of 450 MW (4×60, 1×210 MW). The electricity generated is distributed by WBSEDCL to the residents of West Bengal (excepting Kolkata). All of the units are coal based thermal power stations. During the fiscal year 2006-07 the plant consumed a total of 1.68 million metric tons (1.85 million short tons) of coal. The coal required by the power station is supplied by Coal India Limited. 90% of the coal requirement is sourced from indigenous mines and the remaining 10% is imported. Coal is transported to the power plant by Indian Railways.
The avg plant load factor of Bandel Thermal Power Station for the fiscal year 2011-12 was 47.11%. Its auxiliary power consumption for the fiscal year 2011-12 was between 11.51%, which is greater than the national avg of 8.44%