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Railways makes arrangements for NTPC/Mouda to run upto Full Capacity in next fiscal

NTPC’s plant in Mouda is likely to run upto its full capacity in next financial year as arrangements are being made with coal companies and Railways.

“Next year, the target will be that our four units i.e 2 units x 500 MW and 2 units x 660 MW at Mouda will work to its fullest capacity,” said Raj Kumar, Group General Manager of NTPC Limited, Mouda while addressing a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. He said, presently, Mouda was getting 5 rakes against the requirement of 9 to 10 rakes to run to its fullest capacity.

“We are in talks with Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) to meet the desired demand of coal,” he said. Presently, NTPC Limited, Mouda is receiving coal from Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL). On February, NTPC generated 907.0 million units where all the four units were operating.

“This year target was to have work on flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGDG) to reduce sulphur. The desulfurising work will be done on all the units by 2022. We have to comply with the desulphurization. We have to reduce the cost of generation but that will depend from where we are bringing coal. If we improve efficiency, we will reduce the power generation cost,” he said.

He said, on March 12, from the Stage 1 two units i.e of the 1,000 MW, NTPC generated 755.52 MW while from the Stage 2 two units with installed capacity of 1320 MW, NTPC Mouda generated 455 MW. “It all depends upon the demand and supply theory and availability of coal too,” he said.

He said, for future generation safety point of view, the Western Region -1 has hired Du Pond from Mumbai as consultant to bring cultural change in the work. “We are very much hopeful that the initiative will bring desired results,” he claimed. The present requirement of the NTPC Limited, Mouda is 274 MLD. “Presently, we are lifting water from Gosikhurd dam. We have talked with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and they have agreed to supply 100 MLD.

NTPC had commissioned the second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II last year. With this, the commissioned capacity of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC Group has become 2,320 MW, 41,907 MW and 48,873 MW, respectively.

NTPC has a total installed capacity of 48,143 MW from its 19 coal-based, seven gas-based, 10 solar PV, one hydro and 9 subsidiaries/joint venture power stations. NTPC Mouda supply power to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman, Diu and Chhattisgarh. On the community development (CD), NTPC Mouda had spent Rs 12 crore and another Rs 6 crore is in pipeline totalling to Rs 18 crore against the targeted figure of Rs 15 crore.

Present were B Basu, GM (Project), Sanjay Seth, GM (Fuel Management), A K Mishra, GM (Maintenance), B SV Bhaskar, Assistant General Manager (Technical Services), A K Barlewar, Assistant General Manager (Environment Management), A Srinivas, Assistant General Manager (Finance), M V Sathe, Assistant General Manager (Maintenance Planning), Dr S K Soni, ACMO (Independent Charge), Dr Devaskar Tripathy, Assistant General Manager (Human Resource) and Smita Mishra Sumi, Senior Manager

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