Second unit of 490MW Dadri project synchronized
NTPC has brought on stream the second unit of 490 MW at its Dadri project which will meet the power requirement of Commonwealth Games.
The commercial operation of first 490 MW unit has already been started earlier this year. Power generated from NTPC Dadri’s Stage–II will be supplied to Delhi (90%) and Uttar Pradesh (10%).
With two coal based units of 490 MW each, totalling 980 MW, being added to NTPC-Dadri project, the power requirement of Commonwealth games will be met.
NTPC-Dadri has the distinction of being the country’s only three in one project – a Coal Based Project consisting of stage I, 840 MW and stage II ,980 MW (490MW X 2); a 829 MW Gas based station; and a 1,500 MW H.V.D.C. converter station. Besides the station has the largest switchyard in the country with a power handling capacity of 4,500 MW.
Beneficiaries of NTPC-Dadri’s 840 MW Coal based station (Stage I) are Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Power from Dadri’s 829 MW Gas based station is supplied to Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Indian Railways.
NTPC is the largest power generating company of the country operating 27 power stations across the country. NTPC has presently over 17,000 MW capacity under construction at 17 locations and plans to become a 75 GW company by 2017.