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First 800 MW unit of NTPC's Lara power project to be commercially operational on Sunday midnight


Press Trust of India New Delhi
State-run power giant NTPC on Friday said its 800 MW Unit-I of Lara Super Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh will become commercially operational on Sunday midnight.
The NTPC Group's total installed generation capacity will be 55,786 MW with beginning of commercial operations of first unit at Lara power station, the company said in a statement.
"Unit-I of 800 MW of Lara Super Thermal Power Station (2 x 800 MW) will be declared on commercial operation from 00:00 Hrs of September 30, 2019," the statement said.
With the addition of this unit, the commercial capacity of Lara Super Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC Group will become 800 MW, 47,325 MW and 55,786 MW, respectively, it said.
The second 800 MW unit of Lara power project is under construction and is expected to go on stream in next financial year.
NTPC currently operates 53 power stations (22 Coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 2 Hydro, 1 Wind and 11 solar projects). Further, it has 9 coal and 1 gas station, owned by joint ventures or subsidiaries.
The company aims to achieve total installed capacity of 130 GW by 2032.

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 5:10 PM IST

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