NTPC Commissions India’s First Ultra Supercritical 660 MW Unit In Madhya Pradesh
Electricity transmission towers stand in farm land outside the village of Bidkin, Maharashtra, India. (Photographer: Karen Dias/Bloomberg)

NTPC Commissions India’s First Ultra Supercritical 660 MW Unit In Madhya Pradesh

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NTPC Ltd. has commissioned India's first ultra supercritical power plant rated at 660 MW at Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, the state-run firm said Friday.

The plant operates at an efficiency of 41.5 percent, which is 3.3 percent higher than the conventional supercritical ones, with steam parameters of 600 degree Celsius temperatures and 270 kg/sq. cm pressure, a company statement said.

The high efficiency will result in less coal consumption for generating the same amount of electricity vis-a-vis supercritical plants, and will result in 3.3 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, the statement said.

The Khargone plant will have a total capacity of 1,320 MW, two units of 660 MW each. The required facilities for sustainable operation of the plant, like fuel handling and transportation systems, are ready and the plant will start commercial operation very soon.

In a separate statement, NTPC stated it has commissioned its first commercial electric vehicle charging station. NTPC and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. have commissioned first EV charging station at an Indian Oil-owned petrol pump near New Holland Tractor plant in Greater Noida.

This EV charging station is the first of the several planned across cities and highways, NTPC said. The charging station offers four charging points with fast and slow charging options conforming to Bharat DC 001 and Bharat AC 001 standards.

Also read: NTPC Sets Up Subsidiary To Foray Into Commercial Coal Mining

On Friday, NTPC shares fell 1.10 percent to Rs 121.70 apiece on the BSE while the benchmark Sensex gained 0.71 percent to end the day at 37,332.79 points.

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