Giral Lignite Power Plant

Coordinates: 26°02′33″N 71°15′02″E / 26.0425088°N 71.2506536°E / 26.0425088; 71.2506536
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Giral Lignite Power Plant
Giral Lignite Thermal Power Plant
Giral Lignite Power Limited
LocationGiral, Barmer (district), Rajasthan (state).
Coordinates26°02′33″N 71°15′02″E / 26.0425088°N 71.2506536°E / 26.0425088; 71.2506536
Commission date2003
Thermal power station
Primary fuelLignite Coal
Tertiary fuelHeavy Furnace Oil (HFO), Light Diesel Oil (LDO)
Power generation
Units operational0
Nameplate capacity250.00 MW


Giral Lignite Power Plant (GLPL)or Giral Lignite Thermal Power Station (GLTPP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL). RRVUNL is a state government (Level 2 government in India) owned corporation working in field of power generation

Power plant[edit]

The thermal power station has installed capacity of 250 MW. Two identical units of 125 MW each, are built by Senbo Engineering Limited (SEL) on EPC basis with an estimated cost of Rs. 1690 Crores. It is a pit head plant. The fuel is lignite coal, which is procured from the mines just behind the plant. The fuel is supplied by Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML). An additive to fuel is limestone, which is added in pulverised form to the lignite, for the purpose of neutralising the sulphur Oxides (SOx), Sulphur Oxides are formed as a byproduct of combustion of lignite containing sulphur as its constituent. Limestonne is also supplied by RSMML. Lignite cost is nearly Rs. 400 per MT. This is the first plant of the country which is using Lime with lignite to control SOX level. It was developed in 2 stages.[1]

Installed capacity[edit]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status COD
Stage I 1 125 February 2007 Running 18 Dec. 2011
Stage II 2 125 December, 2008 Running 12 March 2011

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GLTPP". Archived from the original on 4 May 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2010.