The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) unit- II of Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Sundargarh district of Odisha will start the commercial operation from today, that is September 1, 2021.
The NTPC's second unit of 800 MW capacity of Stage-I (2x800MW) is declared for commercial operation.
With the operation of second unit, the commercial capacity of power generation corporation and NTPC Group will become 53,225 mega-watt (MW) and 66,650 MW, respectively.
The company has registered 16.8 percent rise in consolidated net profit to rupees 3,443 crore on a 14.1 percent rise in net sales to rupees 29,888 crore in quater 1 of FY22 over quarter 1 FY21.
The National Thermal Power Corporation is a Maharatna company that operates in the power generation business.
The key business activity of the firm is the electric power generation through coal based thermal power plants.
The power generation firm also engages in the business of electricity generation from hydro and renewable energy sources.Coal India-arm Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) which is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), on Tuesday had recorded the highest ever coal despatch through the rail-mode, officials said.
MCL had despatched 102 rakes from the Ib Valley and Talcher coalfields to various power stations in a single day.
MCL's Chairman and Managing Director P K Sinha has praised the teams that were involved in attaining the record despatch through railways.
P K Sinha said in a statement, "It is an impressive performance by Team MCL, with equally great coordination and support from Indian Railways."
The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited is the second largest coal producing company in India with mining operations spread across Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Angul districts of Odisha.