NTPC to commission 660 MW unit based on ultra -supercritical technology in Madhya Pradesh

For the first time, NTPC will commission a 660 MW unit based on ultra-supercritical technology by June in Madhya Pradesh.

The power unit is a part of the Khargone Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh, which is still under-construction. The second unit of the plant is also with the same technology.

The ultra-supercritical technology burns coal at a much higher efficiency. Across the country, most of the power plants are based on sub-critical technology, which has a 38 per cent thermal efficiency, said a BusinessLine report.”It means that 38 per cent of thermal energy gets converted into electrical energy. In the ultra-supercritical plant, this efficiency is 44 per cent,” it added.

The total plant capacity would be 1,320 MW, which will require an investment of about Rs 9,900 crore, it said further.

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