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Dadri 490 MW unit synchronized today

16th Jul, 2010

Maharatna NTPC keeps its promise to power the Commonwealth Games by bringing on stream the second unit of 490 MW at its Dadri project today at 20:09 Hrs.

NTPC is the largest power generating company of the country operating 27 power stations across the country. NTPC has presently over 17,000 MW capacity under construction at 17 locations and plans to become a 75 GW company by 2017.

With, two coal based units of  490 MW each, totalling 980 MW have been added at NTPC - Dadri project to meet the power requirement of Commonwealth games. The commercial operation of first  490 MW unit started early this year. Power generated from NTPC Dadri's Stage–II will be supplied to Delhi (90%) and Uttar Pradesh (10 %)

NTPC - Dadri has the distinction of being the country's only three in one project -  a Coal Based Project consisting of stage I, 840 MW and  stage II ,980 MW (490MW X 2), a 829 MW Gas based station  and  a 1,500 MW H.V.D.C. converter station {established by NTPC, now operated by  Powergrid since October '93}. Besides the station has the largest switchyard in the country with a power handling capacity of 4,500 MW.

Beneficiaries of  NTPC Dadri's 840 MW Coal based station (Stage I) are Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Power from Dadri's 829 MW Gas based station is supplied to Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Indian Railways.

NTPC Dadri  station is situated on the Dadri - Dhaulana road [10 kms. off Dadri G.T. Road, and 12 kms. off the National Highway #24].

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