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New power units at Satpura mooted

AFTER REALISING that it was a very costly affair to raise thermal power generation units at new places, the MP Power Generation Company Limited (MPPGCL) is planning to install two electricity generation units (250x2 megawatt) at its biggest plant, the Satpura Thermal Station, Sarni, district Betul.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 16:26 IST

AFTER REALISING that it was a very costly affair to raise thermal power generation units at new places, the MP Power Generation Company Limited (MPPGCL) is planning to install two electricity generation units (250x2 megawatt) at its biggest plant, the Satpura Thermal Station, Sarni, district Betul.

At the moment, Satpura Thermal Station has an installed power generation capacity of nearly 1142 mw. To prepare a blueprint of the two proposed units, MPPGCL Chairman and Managing Director D N Prasad and other officials are scheduled to reach Satpura Thermal Station on June 9.

Already, two thermal units of 500 mw and 210 mw each are coming up at Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Station, Birsinghpur (Umaria), and Amarkantak Thermal Power Station (Shahdol), respectively. The 500-mw unit and 210-mw unit coming up in MP are scheduled to produce electricity from December 2006 and July 2007 respectively.

When contacted, Prasad said the company wanted to go in for setting up of two more units at Satpura Thermal Station in view of the fact that it had the necessary infrastructure like coal linkage and water, besides stores. If power generation units or stations were commissioned at new places, the investment went up considerably, he said.

First Published: Jun 08, 2006 16:26 IST