GUWAHATI, March 3: The power company, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plans to commission the 250 Mw Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (BTPS) in Kokrajhar in the first quarter of the ensuing financial year.
Two units of 750 Mw capacity (3×250 Mw) BTPS located in Bongaigaon are already generating power. “The commissioning of one unit of 250 Mw is set to start. The unit will be synchronised by May-June this year and power will be supplied to the North-eastern states,” said a senior official of NTPC said in Guwahati on Saturday.
With the commissioning of the last unit (1×250 Mw), the power plant will achieve the full capacity of 750 MW. The power company will source the coal from the Eastern Coalfields Limited, North East Coalfields and Central Coalfields Limited.
For the first time, flue gas desulphurisation technology will be used in the plant to control emission of sulphur dioxide.
For running the two units of 250 Mw each, NTPC requires about 5,200 tonnes of coal per day. With the new unit coming in the requirement of the coal will go up to 7,000-7,500 tonnes per day.
The Bongaigaon project comes under the Eastern Region-II, which looks after the stations and projects in Odisha and northeastern part of the country.