NTPC To Commission 660 MW Unit Of Ultra-Supercritical Coal Power Plant To Reduce Emissions, Increase EfficiencyNational Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) office at CGO Complex, New Delhi (Photo by Vivek Singh/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

In a bid to reduce harmful emissions, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will commission a coal power plant of 660 megawatt (MW) capacity based on ultra-supercritical technology in June, reports Hindu BusinessLine.

This would lead to reduced emissions and better energy generation at the plant. Across the country, most coal based plants are based on sub-critical technology having a thermal efficiency of 38 per cent. Marking a sharp rise, the ultra-supercritical coal power plants enjoys a thermal efficiency of 44 per cent.

The said power unit is a part of the overall 1,320 MW Khargone Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh being built at an investment of Rs 9,900 crore. The beta testing for the same will be initiated in June this year.

The project is being executed by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) as a turnkey project on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis from NTPC and is valued at over Rs 5,580 crore. Also, it should be noted that the power plant will be enjoying the supply of low-cost coal from its ow mine in Pakri Barwadih in Jharkhand, which would replace the imported coal.

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