HPGCL to set up 660 Mw super critical plant
Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) will set up a new super critical thermal power plant of 660 Mw capacity at Yamuna Nagar. The Rs2,700 crore project will be part of HPGCL’s effort to scale up total power generation capacity to over 6,000 Mw in the next four years and is expected to be operational from 2012-13.
The state owned company also plans to set up a 432 Mw gas based project at Faridabad, to commence by 2012-13. This project would phase out the old Faridabad thermal power project. HPGCL is in process of setting-up two thermal power projects including Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project (RGTPP) with a capacity of 2×600 Mw at Khedar, Hissar and Mahatma Gandhi Thermal Power Project (MGTPP) of 2×660 Mw at Jhajjar at a total investment of Rs 4,300 crore and Rs 6,000 crore, respectively.
Another thermal project, Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project of 1,500 Mw, a joint venture between NTPC, Delhi and Haryana, is also coming up in the state with capital outlay of Rs7,892 crore. After adding the proposed capacity in the next four years, the total installed power capacity of HPGCL would surge to 6,140 Mw from 2,140 Mw at present. Facing a severe power crisis, the total demand of power with 15% annual increase in growth of peak demand, is projected at 12,828 Mw by 20120-13.