At the end of financial year 2014, India had 243 GW of installed power generating capacity. 69.2% of it is based on thermal power projects, mostly dominated by coal based power stations.

As of 31 March, 2014, the total capacity of coal based thermal power plants was 145.3 GW (59.8% of the total). This capacity is aggregate of more than 140 thermal power stations spread across the nation mainly in the eastern, western and southern regions.

In this article, we list top 10 coal based thermal power plants in India by capacity (MW) and by actual power generation (Million Units) in 2013-14.

 Top 10 Plants By Capacity

# Power Plant State Sector Owner Capacity (MW)
1 Mundra TPP Gujarat Private ADANI 4620
2 Vidhyachal STPS Madhya Pradesh Central NTPC 4260
3 Mundra UMPP Gujarat Private TATA 4000
4 Talcher Kaniha STPS Odisha Central NTPC 3000
5 Rihand STPS Uttar Pradesh Central NTPC 3000
6 Sipat STPS Chhattisgarh Central NTPC 2980
7 Tiroda TPP Maharashtra Private ADANI 2640
8 Korba STPS Chhattisgarh Central NTPC 2600
9 Ramagundam STPS Andhra Pradesh Central NTPC 2600
10 Sterlite TPP Odisha Private VEDANTA 2400

Top 10 Plants By Power Generation (2013-14)

# Power Plant State Sector Owner Capacity (MW) Generation (MU)
1 Mundra TPP Gujarat Private ADANI 4620 29773.18
2 Vidhyachal STPS Madhya Pradesh Central NTPC 4260 28795.84
3 Mundra UMPP Gujarat Private TATA 4000 23927.80
4 Talcher Kaniha STPS Odisha Central NTPC 3000 21761.65
5 Korba STPS Chhattisgarh Central NTPC 2600 20652.98
6 Ramagundam STPS Andhra Pradesh Central NTPC 2600 19746.25
7 Sipat STPS Chhattisgarh Central NTPC 2980 19169.52
8 Rihand STPS Uttar Pradesh Central NTPC 3000 18502.78
9 Singrauli STPS Uttar Pradesh Central NTPC 2000 16045.44
10 Simhadri Andhra Pradesh Central NTPC 2000 14684.48