NTPC commissions first supercritical unit at Sipat

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018


NTPC Ltd has announced the commissioning of its first supercritical unit of 660 MW on Tuesday at its Sipat project in Chhattisgarh. With this, NTPC's installed capacity has gone up to 34,854 MW and total operational capacity of the Sipat project is now pegged at 1,660 MW.

The Sipat project has three units of 660 MW and two units of 500 MW, both of which are already operational.

“The project shall have an installed capacity of 2,980 MW on completion of both the stages. The beneficiaries of the project are western region States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli,” NTPC said in a statement.

According to the statement, the company is focused on introduction of high efficiency supercritical and ultra super-critical coal-based power plants. “These supercritical units will achieve much higher generation efficiency and are critical components of NTPC's low carbon growth strategy,” it added.

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