The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commenced its commercial generation of power from its second unit located at Kudgi in Vijayapura district of Karnataka. With this operations, Karnataka is set to get additional power soon.
The unit has a capacity of 800 MW, and Karnataka will get over 400 MW. The remaining power will be shared among the other southern States like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The first unit commenced commercial power generation on July 31 last year. It has already generated around 1,900 million units of power, according to a release from the NTPC.
This is the first NTPC project in Karnataka with a state-of-the-art plant, having super-critical technology and high efficiency which minimises emission.
While the State’s thermal power stations are facing severe coal shortage, the NTPC authorities have made it clear that the Kudgi unit has enough coal supply.