NTPC has started commercial operation of the second unit (800 MW) at Darlipali in Sundargarh district on September 1 taking the total capacity of the Super Thermal Power Station to 1,600 MW.
With the capacity addition, NTPC Darlipali shall ensure reliable electricity production and would also secure the electricity demands of eastern region states.
Odisha is allocated with more than 50% of the electricity produced and the other four beneficiary states are Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim.
The pit head-based thermal power plant is currently sourcing its requirement of fossil fuel from its Dulanga coal mines at Sundargarh and Mahanadi Coal Limited.
Joining through virtual meet, Ramesh Babu V., Director (Operations) and U K Bhattacharya, Director (Projects) congratulated NTPC Darlipali for their untiring efforts in the journey of Darlipali project construction & commissioning and reckoned the moment as historical.
NTPC has already spent about Rs 13,500 crore in the project. The first unit of the plant was commissioned in January 2020.