Narendra Modi inaugurates NTPC’s most-efficient, 800 MW power station in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated state-run NTPC Limited’s most -efficient thermal power station of capacity 800 MW in Telangana
Narendra Modi inaugurates NTPC’s most-efficient, 800 MW power station in Telangana

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated state-run NTPC Limited’s most -efficient thermal power station of capacity 800 MW in Telangana on Monday along with a bunch of other key energy projects, including green hydrogen, solar power, flue gas CO2 to ethanol, fly ash, among others. In total, the Prime Minister inaugurates and laid the foundation stones of projects related to power, rail and road sectors worth more than Rs 56,000 crores in Adilabad, Telangana.

NTPC’s most efficient Thermal power project will supply 85% power to Telangana

“The Prime Minister dedicated NTPC’s 800 MW (Unit-2) of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project in Peddapalli, Telangana. Based on Ultra-Supercritical Technology, the project will supply 85 percent power to Telangana and will have the highest power generation efficiency of approximately 42 percent among all power stations of NTPC in India. The foundation stone of the project was also laid by the Prime Minister,” said a statement.

The Prime Minister noted that the Central government and the state of Telangana have both completed almost 10 years and said that the government is providing all possible assistance to the state to realise the dreams of its citizens. Even today, the Prime Minister said, the 800 MW capacity NTPC Unit 2 has been inaugurated which will further boost the electricity generation capacity of Telangana. He also mentioned the completion of the electrification of Ambari-Adilabad-Pimpalkhuti rail lines and the foundation stone laying for two major National Highway projects in Adilabad, Bela and Mulugu. The Prime Minister underlined that these modern rail and road projects of today will give momentum to the development of Telangana as well as the entire region, while also reducing travel time, encouraging tourism and creating countless employment opportunities.

Narendra Modi inaugurates Unit-2 of NTPC’s North Karanpura STPP

The Prime Minister dedicated 660 MW (Unit-2) of NTPC’s North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in Chatra, Jharkhand. This is the country’s first Supercritical Thermal Power Project conceived with Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) of such large magnitude which reduces water consumption to 1/3rd in comparison to conventional Water-Cooled Condensers. The commencement of work on this project was flagged off by the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also dedicated the Fly Ash Based Light Weight Aggregate Plant at Sipat, Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh; STP Water to Green Hydrogen Plant at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Further, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Singrauli Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2x800 MW) in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh; Flue Gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Plant at Lara, Raigarh in Chhattisgarh; Sea Water to Green Hydrogen plant at Simhadri, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh; and  Fly Ash Based FALG Aggregate Plant at Korba in Chhattisgarh.

The Prime Minister inaugurated seven projects and also laid the foundation stone of one project of Power Grid Corporation of India. These projects will play a crucial role in strengthening the national grid.

Modi also inaugurated NHPCLimited’s 380 MW solar project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Around 792 million units of green power will be generated each year from the project. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited’s (BSUL’s) 1,200 MW Jalaun Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. The park will generate about 2,400 million units of electricity every year.

The Prime Minister inaugurated three solar power projects of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited in Jalaun and Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh. These projects have a total capacity of 200 MW. The foundation stone of these projects was also laid by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister inaugurated Naitwar Mori Hydro Power station along with the associated transmission line in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of two solar projects of SJVN in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh and Dhubri, Assam; and also of 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh.

Narendra Modi inaugurates NTPC’s most-efficient, 800 MW power station in Telangana
Narendra Modi inaugurates key energy projects of NTPC, SECI & SECL in Chhattisgarh

The Prime Minister laid the foundation of TUSCO's 600 MW Lalitpur Solar Power Project in Lalitpur district of UP. The project envisages generating 1,200 million units of green power per year. The Prime Minister inaugurated ReNew's Koppal-Narendra Transmission Scheme for evacuation of 2,500 MW Renewable Energy. This inter-state transmission scheme is located in Koppal district of Karnataka. Other power sector-related projects of Damodar Valley Corporation and IndiGrid will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

In addition to the power sector, projects in the road and rail sector were also taken up during the visit. The Prime Minister dedicated the newly electrified Ambari - Adilabad - Pimpalkhuti rail line to the nation. He also laid the foundation for two major National Highway projects connecting Telangana with Maharashtra and Telangana with Chhattisgarh through NH-353B and NH-163.

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