NTPC Kudgi project becomes fully operational

Anil Urs | Updated on: Sep 15, 2018

Sanjeev Kishore, Executive Director, NTPC Kudgi project

The third unit begins commercial production from today

NTPC Kudgi’s 3rd unit of 800 MW commenced commercial production from Saturday. With this the NTPC Kudgi project has become fully operational with 2400 MW.

Earlier, the first and second units of 800 MW commenced commercial generation on July 31, 2017 and December 31, 2017 respectively. Kudgi project has units of super critical technology and high efficiency, thereby minimising the emissions and protecting the environment.

“The power generated from this project is also provided to states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala,” said Sanjeev Kishore, Executive Director, NTPC Kudgi project.

He furhrter said “Karnataka gets a major share of 50 per cent. The power generated from this project is expected to substantially mitigate the power deficiency of the beneficiaries. The power is being evacuated to the southern grid through the 400 KV transmission lines.”

The total installed capacity of NTPC is 53,651 MW (including JVs) with 21 coal-based, seven gas-based stations, one Hydro-based station and one wind-based station. Nine Joint Venture stations are coal based and 11 Solar PV projects.

The capacity will have a diversified fuel mix and by 2032, non-fossil fuel based generation capacity shall make up nearly 30 per cent of NTPC’s portfolio.

NTPC has been operating its plants at high efficiency levels. Although the company has 17.73 per cent of the total national capacity, it contributes 24 per cent of total power generation due to its focus on high efficiency.

Kishore complimented the employees and all stakeholders on this achievement.

Published on September 15, 2018
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