North Karanpura Power Plant Eyes Dec Launch: Ntpc | Ranchi News


Chatra: The first unit of the 1980MW North Karanpura power plant underwent a trial run and generated power from its 660MW unit on Friday evening.
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which took almost 22 years to reach this stage, described the development as “big”. Foundation stone of the plant was laid on March 6, 1999, by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Tandwa here.
With efforts on to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the inaugural function, NTPC officials hope that the first unit will start commissioning in December.
NTPC public relation officer Saibal Ghosh said the plant is using air cool condenser. “This technology is being used as the area lacks water to carry out the cooling process. This will reduce water requirement by 80% compared to the conventional power plant,” he added.
An NTPC press release said the leadership of regional executive director (east zone-2) A K Goswami and chief manager Tajinder Gupta played a crucial role for this development.
“Power generated at the plant will be sent to national grid,” added Ghosh. The project was originally proposed in 1999 but got delayed as Coal India Limited (CIL) objected to the location of the power plant, which was coming up on a site with 6 billion tonnes of coal underneath it.
CIL withdrew the coal linkage to the plant in 2008. In 2013, the Centre decided against the relocation and the coal linkage for the plant was restored. The foundation was laid in August 2014.


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