ONGC’s Tripura power plant starts commercial generation

| Updated on: Jan 01, 2014

ONGC Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) has formally announced the launch of commercial operations of its first unit of the 3 MW Palatana power plant.

After completion of 15 days trial run and necessary tests, the first unit was put on operation last night, said official sources here on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Power has allocated more than 58 per cent of power from the project to the Northeast states with Assam (240 MW), Tripura (196 MW), Meghalaya (79 MW), Manipur (42 MW), Nagaland (27 MW), Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram (22 MW each), while 98 MW is allocated to OTPC for merchant sales.

The Rs 4,047 crore power plant is capable of injecting 8.7 million units per day in the power grid which can be beneficial for the entire Northeast region.

A 400 KV double circuit transmission network which is 661 kms in length has been created from Palatana power project upto Bongaigaon in Assam through a special purpose vehicle called North-East Transmission Company Limited (NETCL) to evacuate power from the plant.

Earlier, the unit was dedicated to the nation by President Pranab Mukherjee on June 21. However, OTPC had to suspend the power generation after its formal inauguration due to technical faults.

Published on November 23, 2017

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