The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will declare the commercial operation of second 660MW unit of Nabinagar Power Generating Company (NPGC) at Nabinagar in Aurangabad district on Friday. Officials said the 72-hour trial operation of this unit was successfully conducted in March this year.
This means the unit officially moves to being part of NPGC generation fleet, contributing up to 660MW to the beneficiary states, such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Sikkim.
Bihar will get 84.8% or 559MW of the electricity to be generated from the Nabinagar plant and the rest will be allocated to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Sikkim from this unit. “The commencement of commercial operation of Unit 2 of NPGC is a major milestone that signifies the progress being made by NTPC towards the completion of the NPGC,” said Vijay Singh, chief executive officer of NPGC.
The new unit will become the second at NPGC to enter commercial operation, with Unit 1 having attained commercial operation status in September 6, 2019. With this, total generation capacity of NPGC becomes 1,320MW.
According to a spokesperson of NTPC, the construction, testing and optimization activities on the last or third unit of NPGC is in advance stage and likely to get commissioned within the next six months.