TTPS saw the flight of day on 9th Dec., 1995. Having the following objective:-

  • Generation of electricity
  • Eco-conservation ad Afforestation
  • Social and economic uplift of the area

Generation of electrical energy and balancing them according to national priorities and regional needs has been the prime objective of TTPS. India being a poor country needs energy at a cheaper rte and a balance has to be struck between economy and reliability.

The generation of energy has been to go hand in hand with the activities that lead to harmonious social growth compatible to the environment of the nation or the region.


Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited (A Govt. of Jharkhand Undertaking) is a power generating company incorporated on 26.11.1987 under Companies Act, 1956, Head Quarter at Ranchi.

The project known as Tenughat Thermal Power Station (TTPS) is located at village Lalpania in the District of Bokaro (Jharkhand). It is situated on the left bank of Tenughat reservoir. The nearest railway station is Gomia which is at a distance of 20 KM (approx.) by road. The project site is developed with all modern infrastructure like school, hospital, bank, post office, marketing complex etc.

The total installed capacity of Tenughat Thermal Power Station is 2X210 MW. The first unit was put in commercial operation in September 1996 and second unit in September 1997. Existing units are performing well above the national standards.

The daily requirement of coal for full load generation for its 2X210 MW is approximately 7000 MT which is being fulfilled by road and rail transport from its nearby collieries.

The organization is run by dedicated & competent team of employees.

TTPS has an acquired land of 1800 acres (approx.) TVNL has planned its future expansion of existing site/plant by addition of 2X660 MW super critical units. The consultant for extension project has been appointed and the consultancy work is under progress. The DPR has been prepared and Global tender for selection of EPC contractor shall be floated shortly for installation of 2X660 MW units. The needed fuel requirement will be met from its allocated coal block Rajbar E & D located in the district of Latehar. Activity for commencement of coal mining is under progress. Water requirement will be met from Tenu Reservoir of water Resources Department of Govt. of Jharkhand. With grey field expansion the total installed capacity of 1740 (2X210 +2X660 MW) MW of TTPS shall be dedicated to the service of the State/Nation.


Keeping in view the availability of abundance source of water and coal from the adjacent coal mines, the Government of Bihar commissioned the Tenughat Thermal Power Project.

The Government of India granted the permission for the first phase in 1979. The first phase of the work was accomplished in 1995 with a total capital investment of Rs.915 crores. This Thermal Power station was dedicated to the nation on 9th December, 1995 by the then Chief Minister of Bihar. But due to some technical snags the first phase came to a stand still on February 5, 1996.

Unit II was synchronized in the year of 1996. It was put under commercial operational from Oct 1997 and was producing electricity of 210 MW continuously producing electricity according to its capacity.