The 250 MW unit has been commissioned at the upcoming, greenfield Nabinagar Thermal Power Project set up by Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Ltd (BRBCL) – a joint venture of NTPC Limited and the Indian Railways
Nabinagar: State-run NTPC today said its commercial capacity has increased to 46,178 MW after its subsidiary’s 250 MW unit became commercially operational at Nabinagar in Bihar. NTPC Ltd has informed BSE that 1st Unit of 250 MW of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited (BRBCL-a subsidiary of NTPC Limited) (4×250 MW) is declared on commercial operation w.e.f 00:00 Hrs of January 15, 2017.
With this, the commercial capacity of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of BRBCL and NTPC group has become 250 MW and 46178 MW respectively.
“The 1st Unit of 250 MW of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Ltd (BRBCL), a subsidiary of NTPC, (4×250 MW) declared commercial operation from 00:00 hours of January 15, 2017,” NTPC said in a statement.
With this, the commercial capacity of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of BRBCL and NTPC has become 250 MW and 46,178 MW, respectively.
Bharatiya Rail Bijlee Company Ltd was incorporated on November 22, 2007 with 74:26 equity contribution from NTPC and Ministry of Railways, respectively, for setting up of four units of 250 MW each of coal-based power plant at Nabinagar in Bihar.
The investment approval of the project was accorded in January, 2008. Around 90 per cent power from this project is to be supplied to the Railways to meet the traction and non-traction power requirements.