NTPC Ltd has announced the commissioning of its first supercritical unit of 660 MW on Tuesday at its Sipat project in Chhattisgarh.

Narsinghpur: NTPC is aggressively implementing the capacity addition program to add 4480 MW capacity in the western region during the XIIth plan. With this the NTPC's installed capacity in the western region will be touching over 12000 MW. During 2010-11, Western Region is going to add 1160 MW capacity by adding country's first 660 MW unit at Sipat and 500 MW unit at Korba in Chattisgarh.

The first unit of the 500 MW Sipat stage II power project run by the National Thermal power Corporation (NTPC) in Bilaspur district of Chattisgarh went on full load in the presence of Minister of State for Power Jairam Ramesh. The second 500 MW unit is expected to go fully commercial by October. Both the units use boilers and turbines manufactured by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). The two 500 MW units form Stage-II of the project, while three super critical 660 MW units form Stage-I.

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