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Second unit of NTPC project at Kudgi begins commercial operation

Power News - Published on Wed, 03 Jan 2018

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Economic Times reported that second unit of NTPC's plant at Kudgi in the state has commenced commercial operations, benefiting Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The major beneficiary will be Karnataka, which will get an allocation of 54% of power generated from the two plants in Vijayapura district.

National Thermal Power Corporation said in a release that with commercial operation of the second plant, power generation capacity of its Kudgi project increased to 1,600 MW.

NTPC said two of the three units it planned in Vijayapura, each with 800 MW power generation capacity, have started operations.

It said power generated from this project is expected to substantially mitigate the power deficit of the beneficiaries.

NTPC said the second unit is its first project in Karnataka with a state-of-the-art plant. It said that "The state-of-the-art plant has super critical technology and high efficiency, thereby minimising the emissions and protecting the environment.”

The first unit commenced commercial generation on July 31 this year and has nearly generated 1,900 million units at a Plant Load Factor of 63.76 per cent as on December 31.

NTPC said the third unit is in an advanced stage of readiness and was likely to commence commercial generation this year.

The power is being evacuated to the southern grid through the 400 KV lines, it said.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 03 Jan 2018
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