NTPC synchronizes one more unit of 3,300 MW power plant with a grid in Bihar

Spread over 3,200 acres of land in Barh in Patna district, the power producer is installing five units each with a capacity of 660 MW.

PATNA (Natural Energy News): State-run NTPC Limited on Sunday said it has successfully synchronized the 660 MW unit of its supercritical thermal power plant with the grid in Bihar, which will help in commercial power generation. Spread over 3,200 acres of land at Barh in Patna district, the power producer is installing five units each with 660 MW capacity.

Construction of the three units of Phase-I of the project was delayed due to "contract, execution and timing issues" with the Russian firm Technoprom Export which they needed to develop, while Phase-II (2x660 MW) an official said that STPP has already been commissioned and is currently operational.

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"The first unit of 660 MW Stage-I of the Barh plant was successfully organized with the grid at 7.32 am today. The plant has achieved the desired capacity," he said.

He said that the construction of Bara Phase-I was initially awarded to the Russian firm, but later the contract was terminated due to delay in the work program given by NTPC.

The official said that successful synchronization would pave the way for the commissioning of the unit.

He said that the remaining two units of Stage-I of NTPC-Barh would be commissioned by the end of March 2022.

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Under the synchronization process, the 660-MW unit was connected to the grid to visualize the load factor and to ensure that all other aspects of it were functioning correctly.

Presently, Bihar is getting 1,198 MW of power from two phase-II units and three plants of Phase-I will get an additional 1,025 MW.

He said that NTPC is supplying 4,248 MW power to Bihar from its various plants.

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