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NTPC installed capacity tops 36,000 MW with commissioning of Sipat Unit 2

The Hindu Business Line:  December, 2011

Hyderabad: NTPC Ltd has commissioned yet another Super Critical Unit 2 of 660 MW of NTPC-Sipat Super Thermal Power Project situated in Chhattisgarh, taking its total installed capacity to 36,014 MW.

With this, the total installed capacity of Sipat project has increased to 2,320 MW.

This is the second unit of NTPC as well as Sipat to be commissioned with super critical thermal power technology. Super critical power stations are eco-friendly, run on high efficiency and consume less coal compared to traditional coal-fired units.

The NTPC-Sipat project has two stages with ultimate installed capacity of 2980 MW. Stage -1 consists of three 660 MW super critical technology-based units and Stage- II consists of two 500 MW units based on traditional coal-fired technology.

Stage 2 (1,000 MW) is fully operational and first 660 MW super critical unit is on commercial operation from October 1, 2011. The beneficiary states of NTPC-Sipat are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

According to a statement, NTPC currently has 15 coal-based, seven gas-based and six joint venture power stations and plans to be 1,28,000 MW power company by 2032.