NTPC Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station unit 2 enters into commercial operations

NTPC said that the second unit of the 1.6GW Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station Stage 1 in Madhya Pradesh has started commercial operations.

The 800MW coal-fired power unit was commissioned earlier this month by BHEL.

NTPC stated: “In line with the Corporate Disclosure requirements, we wish to inform that Unit-2 of 800 MW of Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station (2 x 800 MW) is hereby declared on commercial operation w.e.f 00:00 Hrs of 01.03.2021.

“With this, the commercial capacity of NTPC and NTPC group will become 52115 MW and 64880 MW respectively.”

The first two units of the Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station are now fully operational with the first of them commissioned by BHEL a couple of years ago.

NTPC Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station unit 2 enters into commercial operations

NTPC Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station unit 2 enters into commercial operations. Photo courtesy of ustalij_pony from Pixabay.

The Gadarwara power plant, which has been built in Narsinghpur district, is expected to have a capacity of 3.2GW through four units of 800MW each. The remaining two units will be part of its stage 2 development.

Originally, the cost of the Gadarwara thermal power station was estimated at INR 250 billion ($3.4 billion).

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