New Delhi: State-run NTPC Limited said on Saturday that its second unit at Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Odisha will start commercial operation from midnight. The unit has a capacity to generate 800 MW of electricity. With this commissioning, Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station is now in full operation. In a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges, NTPC said the 800 MW unit of Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Station Stage-I (2 x 800 MW) is declared on commercial operation with effect from 00:00 hrs, of Mar 1, this year. With this, the commercial capacity of NTPC and NTPC group will become 49,695 MW and 58,156 MW respectively, the filing added.
First unit of Darlipali station started operation in Dec 2019
The first unit of NTPC Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station started operation in December 2019 ahead of schedule. NTPC had said in a previous statement that the first unit was supposed to start operation from March 2020. During the current financial year, the company has installed a total of 3,030 MW capacity at five different locations. With a vision to be the world’s leading power producer energising India’s growth, NTPC aims to achieve a total installed capacity of 130 GW by 2032. NTPC Limited currently operates 55 power stations (24 coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 2 hydro, 1 wind and 11 solar projects) and has 10 coal and one gas station, owned by joint ventures or subsidiaries and 11 renewable energy projects.
Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station (DSTPP)
Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station (DSTPP) of NTPC Limited is located at Darlipali village in Sundargarh district in Odisha. The total capacity of this plant is 1600-MW. The power plant is one of the coal-based power plants of NTPC Limited. For this plant, coal will be obtained from Dulanga and Pakri Barwadih coal block and water supply will be sourced from the Hirakund Reservoir on the Mahanadi River through a pipeline at over a distance of about 30.0 km from the project site. The plant is under construction by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and L&T Power.