Friday, March 12, 2010

NTPC to add 4,100 Mw next fiscal: CMD

State-owned power major NTPC today said it will add 4,100 Mw of coal-based thermal power to its total capacity during the next financial year.

The largest power utility currently generates over 30,000 Mw and has plans to take this to 50,000 Mw from all sources by the end of the 11th Plan (2007-12).

"We would commission a capacity of 4,100 Mw in the next fiscal," NTPC Chairman and Managing Director R S Sharma told reporters here today.

NTPC would commission the second 490 Mw unit of its Dadri (near Delhi) plant in July, ahead of the Commonwealth Games in October. The entire power generated from the plant will be used for the Commonwealth Games.

That apart, NTPC also plans to commission 500 Mw unit of the Korba project in Chhattisgarh, 2x500 Jhajjar (Haryana), 500 Mw Farakka (West Bengal) and two 660 Mw units of Sipat (Chhattisgarh) during the next fiscal.

Korba (500 Mw), Jhajjar (2x500 Mw), Farakka (500 Mw), Dadri (490 Mw) and Sipat (2x660 Mw) would come up in 2010-11, Sharma said.

Meanwhile, NTPC has added 1,000 Mw capacity during this fiscal against a target of 3,300 Mw. Contractual dispute over price escalation lead to the delay in commissioning of the 1,320 Mw Sipat project.

The first 490 Mw unit of the Dadri project was commissioned this January and is feeding power into the National Grid.

The 840 Mw stage-I of Dadri supplies electricity to the NCR and the Railways.

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