NTPC’s Darlipali unit registers 100% capacity utilisation


Bhubaneswar: NTPC’s Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Odisha’s Sundargarh district has achieved 100 percent Plant Load Factor (PLF) with a generation of 19.342 MU (100.74%).

The Unit#1 of the plant achieved the highest generation in a single day on 5th June 2020.

Unit#1 (800 MW) of NTPC-Darlipali started commercial operation with effect from March 1 this year.

The Unit#1 had earlier also created a record among the NTPC stations for continuous operation of 76 days without tripping since COD (Commercial Operation Declaration), said a statement.

It is pertinent to mention that NTPC is constructing 2 units of 800 MW capacity each (Total 1600 MW) at Darlipali in Sundargarh with an estimated investment of about Rs. 12, 500 crore.

The work for the Unit#1 is already completed and the said unit is under commercial operation since March 1.

The construction work for Unit#2 is also in advanced stage and is expected to be completed within this financial year, it said.

The coal for unit#1 is brought from NTPC’s own Dulanga Coal Mining Project in Sundargarh District, which is approx. 13 kms from the plant and water is drawn from Makeup Water Pump House installed at Chhadarama near Hirakud Reservoir in Jharsuguda district.

 Speaking to the employees, on this occasion, Sunil Kumar Satya, Chief General Manager, NTPC-Darlipali said, “We could achieve the milestone with the untiring efforts of our employees/family members, associates, CISF and other stakeholders.”