The output of NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant in Assam has crossed its installed capacity of 750 MW for the first time since the commissioning of all its units two years ago, said an official statement.

According to the statement, the plant achieved more than 100% Plant Load Factor (PLF) for the first time since all three units were commissioned in March 2019, it said.

“The station achieved the highest-ever generation of 18.2499 MUs (million units) on March 18, 2021 with 101.39 per cent PLF,” said NTPC Bongaigaon senior manager Madhurjya Singha Lahkar in a statement.

Units I and II of NTPC Bongaigaon crossed 100% and Unit III achieved a PLF of 98.5%, Lahkar said.

The total installed capacity of NTPC Bongaigaon is 750 MW, which is equivalent to 18 million units.

PLF is the generated capacity against the installed capacity.

“NTPC’s group generation also exceeded 300 BUs (billion units) in the current financial year 2020-21. NTPC group companies have generated 300.8 BUs till March 19 in the current financial year,” Lahkar added in the statement.

This is higher by 6.9% compared to the same period last year, it said.

NTPC Bongaigaon was set up at a total investment of Rs 8,149 crore.

The Unit-I of the plant was commissioned on April 1, 2016 while the other two units of the plant were commissioned on November 1, 2017 and March 26, 2019.

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