NTPC defers commencement of Gadarwara thermal power station unit

New Delhi: After announcing earlier in the day that unit-I of its Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station will begin commercial operation from midnight on Tuesday, state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) said on Monday evening that it has deferred the commencement of commercial operation of unit I of super thermal power station in Madhya Pradesh.

NTPC says wait for the announcement

In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the state-run enterprise said that it will make an announcement about the start of commercial operation later but did not disclose the reason behind the delay.

“Our disclosure dated April, 29, 2019 regarding the declaration of commercial operation of unit-I (800 MW) of Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station (2×800 MW) from 00:00 hours of April 30, 2019 is hereby withdrawn. New date for COD of the unit would be communicated subsequently,” it said.

The plant would bring up NTPC’s capacity to 53,666 MW

NTPC had earlier said that the commencement of commercial operations at the unit would push the overall capacity of Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC Group to 800 MW, 46,525 MW and 53,666 MW, respectively.

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