The output of state-run power major NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant in Assam has crossed its installed capacity of 750 MW for the first time since the commissioning of all its units two years ago, an official statement said. The plant achieved more than 100 per cent Plant Load Factor (PLF) for the first time since all the three units were commissioned in March 2019, it said.
“The station achieved the highest-ever generation of 18.2499 MUs (million units) on March 18, 2021 with 101.39 per cent PLF,” NTPC Bongaigaon Senior Manager Madhurjya Singha Lahkar said in a statement.
Units I and II have crossed 100 per cent and Unit III achieved a PLF of 98.5 per cent, he said. The total installed capacity of the plant is 750 MW, which is equivalent to 18 million units. PLF is the generated capacity against the installed capacity.
“NTPC’s group generation also exceeded 300 BUs (billion units) in the current financial year 2020-21. NTPC group companies have generated 300.8 BUs till March 19 in the current financial year,” the statement said.
This is higher by 6.9 per cent compared to the same period last year, it said. NTPC Bongaigaon in western Assam was set up at a total investment of Rs 8,149 crore. The plant’s Unit-I was commissioned on April 1, 2016, while the other two units were commissioned on November 1, 2017 and March 26, 2019.