First unit of Darlipali Super Thermal Power project to be commissioned in Feb 2018: Kumar

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Bhubaneswar, December 14
The first unit of the Darlipali Super Thermal Power project(800 MW) of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) located in the tribal dominated Sundargarh district in Odisha will be commissioned by February 2018.
NTPC Easter Region II Regional Executive Director Arvind Kumar told media persons here yesterday that the construction work of the Darlipali project including all major works such as the erection of Boilor No.1 and 2,ESP Unit-1and Main Power House of Unit-1 are going in full swing. He said all efforts are being made to commission the first unit of the Super Thermal Power project by February and the commercial production from the plant will be started from August 2018.
Kumar said the second unit of 800 MW of the power project will be commissioned six months after the commissioning of the first unit.
He said the Eastern Region II has the installed capacity of 3720 MW which includes 460 MW of Talecher Thermal Power Project ,3000 MW Talcher Super Thermal Power Project at Kaniha where the NTPC had also set up a 10 MW solar plant and 250 MW power project at Bongaigaon in Assam. Kumar said the upcoming 1600 MW Darlipali Super Thermal Power project will further cater to the energy demand of the Eastern region. He said while Odisha will get 50 per cent of the power generate form the project, the rest 50 per cent power will go to West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Sikkim. The NTPC Regional Executive Director claimed that the eastern region II has bagged the prestigious MoU Trophy for best ADperforming region of NTPC for the second consecutive year 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 by taking all parameters into consideration.
The Eastern Region II, he said had also achieved second position among all the regions of NTPC in terms of PLF achievement till November 2016.
The region he said had shown a generation growth of 3.1 per cent by generating 18645 million units till November 2016 compared to 18078 million units during the previous year.
He said the Talcher Thermal Power Station which will be completing 50 years of operation next year, had achieved 104. 3 per cent PLF,considered to be the highest ever since the plant was commissioned.
Kumar said the NTPC will also set up a Solar power project in odisha with and estimated cost of Rs 2200 crore.
He, however, made it clear that the detailed of the project will be finalised soon.

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