Address : PO: Bk.T.P.P | Dist: Birbhum | PIN: 731104
Bakreswar Thermal Power Project, under The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited, is one of the most reliable and prestigious coal-fired power plants in West Bengal and in India as well. In two stages the total capacity of the plant is (05 X 210)MW. Funded by the Overseas Economic Co-Operation Fund(OECF) of Japan Govt. — subsequently costituted as Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) — this project is one of the first Fast Track projects to be successfully completed within scheduled time.
Constructed across river Bakreshwar, it is an integral part of Bakreshwar Thermal Power Project, which relies on the reservoir for fulfilling its raw water requirements during the months of April, May and June.
Salient Features of Bakreshwar Dam
|Name of the project||Bakreshwar Dam and Reservoir|
|Purpose of Project||Reservoir for Thermal Power Plant|
|Year of Completion||July, 2000|
|Height of Dam||30.5 metre above deepest foundation level|
|Classification(CWC)||High Height(HH) Large Dam|
|Catchment and Reservoir|
|Catchment Area||109.42 km2|
|Full Reservoir Level||EL 78.60m|
|Maximum Water Level||EL 79.02m|