Simahdri STPS | Power Management Institute

Simhadri STPS


Location: Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is a beautiful city on the east coast rapidly growing in to economic capital of the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh. Besides NTPC, the other industries in the city are Steel plant, HPCL, Naval base, Dockyard, Shipyard, Port , Coromondal fertilizers ,Pharma City, Fintech city etc.

It is also a seat of learning with IIM, Andhra University, Gitam University, Maritime Institute etc..

The place also has picturesque locations in and around for tourist interest.

Visakhapatnam is on the Chennai – Howrah National Highway and trunk rail line. Airport connects to all principal cities in India apart from some other cities.

NTPC, Simhadri is a 4X500MW capacity plant in two stages. Stage 1 (2X500MW) power is supplied exclusively to the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Stage 2 (2X500MW) power is supplied to all Southern states.

RLI, Visakhapatnam caters to the Training needs of employees of NTPC southern plants and offices. It is located in the NTPC Township , Deepanjalinagar.

Simhadri-EDC was upgraded to Regional Learning Institute in 2016.

The facilities available in RLI:

  • 2 Well furnished class rooms
  • Conference hall
  • Video conference room
  • Seminar room
  • Library & Model Room
  • Computer room for imparting IT / computer related trainings
  • 32 KW grid connected mini solar plant on roof top
  • Trainees hostel with well furnished rooms (58 Nos)

The institute is conducting both Technical and non-Technical Trainings apart from Long term career linked interventional Programmes. RLI is also successfully conducting Training programmes to ET / DT / AT batches not only from NTPC but also from JVs like NSPCL etc. RLI is also facilitating project work/in plant training to professional college students and apprentices through Board of Apprentice Training (Southern Region).

RLI-NTPC-Visakhapatnam : How to reach / where to stay


RLI(Regional Learning Institute)
NTPC Township,
(PO) Deepanjalinagar
Paravada Mandal,
Visakhapatnam -531020

Distance from :

Airport 35km
Visakhapatnam Railway station : 45 km
Duvvada Railway Station: 25Km
Anakapalle Railway station : 20 km

These stations are on the Chennai – Visakhapatnam main rail link

NTPC Bus facility available from Anakapalle station at 7.00am, 13.00 hrs and 19.15hrs to NTPC township – 30 min journey . Autos ply for Rs 350 to 400 depending upon the time of hiring.
Duvvada Station : Auto can be engaged for Rs 350/- No direct city bus & no taxis (40min)
From Steel Plant Gate to NTPC/RLI-Deepanjali Nagar Bus No.400N
From Duvvada to Steel Plant Gate, the distance is 5 Kms.

VSKP Airport: Prepaid taxis ( around 1000/-)and city bus available( not direct).
VSKP stn: pre- paid taxi charge : around Rs 1200/- ( Around 70 min), City bus number 400N to Vadacheepurupalli (stops at NTPC township gate) Around 2hrs
Ola / Uber cabs available up to Kurmannapalem gate to Vizag Steel Plant. From there auto Rs 300/- or city bus (400N)

Employees can stay in NTPC guest house / booked through Online booking system
Trainees can stay in Trainees hostel attached to RLI.

Nearby Hotels available:

  1. Hotel Ramachandra --Near Aganampudi toll gate
  2. Hotel Ramachandra - Gajuwaka
  3. Hotel Apple - Gajuwaka
  4. Hotel Srikanya – Gajuwaka
  5. Hotel Oyo – Gajuwaka

City bus 400N, Auto Rs 500/- ( 40 Minutes drive)
Many hotels available in Visakhapatnam ( Google )






Trainees Hostel for ETs & participants of RLI Programs





Inside view of Trainees Hostel




Library in RLI




Hot water in Trainees Hostel from Rooftop Solar System



Lawn Tennis Court in SRC near RLI
Billiards in Executive Club opposite to RLI
Fitness Equipment in Executive Club opposite to RLI
Stadium for Walking/Jogging/Cricket Near RLI
Hospital near RLI
Shopping Complex in Township

Faculty Support for various Simhadri & RLI programs is obtained from NTPC-Simhadri apart from Universities/institutes located in Visakhapatnam. Scheme tracing/on job training/practical training is done in NTPC-Simhadri units.




8th July 1997.


To be the best Thermal Power Plant in India, enhancing Stakeholders’ satisfaction.


2000MW (2X500MW –Stage_I) (2x500MW –Stage-II)




  • The Project name “Simhadri” came from Simhachalam, the hill top temple of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy which is 16KM from the Visakhapatnam city.
  • First Coastal Based Coal Fired thermal Power Project of NTPC
  • Biggest Sea Water Intake-Well in India (For Drawing Sea Water from Bay of Bengal)
  • Use of Sea Water for Condenser Cooling and Ash Disposal
  • One of the Tallest Natural Draft Cooling Tower of Asia (165 M)
  • First Asian Company to bag the coveted IPMA award in 2005
  • The first 500MW Unit of Simhadri Stage-I was synchronized in a record time of 39 months from the date of Main Plant order, setting a new bench mark in green field project execution.


STAGE-I (2x500MW):1000MW


2 x 500MW

Unit I Commissioned: Feb. 2002

Unit_II Commissioned: Aug. 2002


40KM from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


3384 Acrs

Project Cost

Rs 3650 Crores Financed with 70:30 debt equity ratio, funded to a large extent by JBIC Loan.

Fuel (Coal)

5.8 Million Tons/year from Mahanadi Coal Fields, Orissa supplemented with Imported coal.


  1. 600 Cum/Hr Sweet Water (Make up) from yeluru canal (River Godavari).

  2. 9100 Cum/hr Cooling water from Sea (Bay of Bengal)

Beneficiary State

Andhra Pradesh: 461MW (46.1%)

Telangana: 539MW (53.9%)


STAGE-II (2x500MW): 1000MW


2 x 500MW

Unit III Commissioned: March 2011

Unit IV Commissioned: March 2012.


40KM from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


Zero Acres for Main Plant & Township

400 Acres for Ash Dyke

Project Cost

Rs 5038 Crores Financed with 70:30 debt equity ratio.

Fuel (Coal)

5.8 Million Tons/year from Mahanadi Coal Fields, Orissa supplemented with Imported coal.


  1. 600 Cum/Hr Sweet Water (Make up) from yeluru canal (River Godavari).

  2. 9100 Cum/hr Cooling water from Sea (Bay of Bengal).

Beneficiary State

Andhra Pradesh: 210MW ( 21%)

Telangana: 245MW (24.5%)

Tamilandu: 225 MW(22.5%)

Karnataka: 212MW (21.2%)

Kerala: 91MW (9.1%)

Puducherry: 17 MW(1.7%)