Generating Power in the Arid Lands of the Thar
Located close to its fuel source, the lignite mines in Kapurdi and Jalipa, the Barmer Plant is operated by Raj WestPower Limited, the company that also owns the mines in partnership with Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd.
The Power to Empower
- The plant comprises of eight 135MW units that produce 1,080MW of power and use lignite as fuel
- This plant was one of the first in India to have a dedicated185-km pipeline constructed to source water from the Indira Gandhi Canal
Ingenuity and technology are used to make the plant is a self-sustaining facility.