The country's largest power producer NTPC's total generation capacity touched 36,000 mega watt (MW) with the commissioning of two more 660MW units at the Sipat power project at Chhatisgarh.
The total installed capacity of Sipat Project has now increased to 2,320 MW, NTPC said in a statement.
This is the second NTPC unit at Sipat to be commissioned with super critical thermal power technology. Super critical power stations are eco-friendly, run on high efficiency and consume less coal compared to traditional coal-fired units.
The NTPC-Sipat project has two stages with an ultimate installed capacity of 2980 MW. Stage -1 consists of three 660 MW super critical technology-based units and Stage- II consists of two 500 MW units based on traditional coal-fired technology.
Stage 2 comprising 1,000 MW, is fully operational while the first 660 MW super critical unit too has commenced commercial operations from from 1 October 2011, NTPC said.
The beneficiaries of the project are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
NTPC says currently has 15 coal-based, seven gas-based and six joint venture power stations and plans to be 1,28,000 MW power company by 2032.