Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently commissioned yet another 660 MW coal based supercritical thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh.
Notably, in the past 15 months, BHEL has added 4,300 MW of power generation capacity in Uttar Pradesh. The commissioning of the unit will result in significant improvement of electricity availability in the state. The unit has been commissioned at the 3×660 MW Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project, located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad.
The project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited. BHEL’s scope in the project consisted of design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the Boiler and Turbine-Generator (BTG) package. The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Ranipet and Bengaluru works; while the construction of the plant was undertaken by the company’s power sector-Northern Region. BHEL has been a major partner in the power development program of Uttar Pradesh. Supercritical units are more efficient, eco-friendly and consume less coal.