DIBRUGARH: At a time when the production of coal power generating projects is on the verge of closure due to the acute coal crisis, the state-of-the-art thermal power project has brought relief to the citizens of the State by generating sufficient amounts of electricity. The Thermal Power Plant of Namrup has set the project's all time high record by generating 141.2 MW of electricity at a time when coal based power sectors of the country as well in Assam failed to generate the required amount of power due to acute shortage of coal.
The 100 MW Replacement Project (NRPP) started commercial production from July 16 and now it is generating 62 MW from gas turbines and 38 MW from steam turbines. However, the old project of Namrup Thermal Power Station, established in the 60s, was able to generate only 20/30 MW since many years. But during the running month 2, 3 no (Gas Turbine) and 6 no (Waste heat Turbine) have able to generate 40/41 MW of electricity and meet the requirement significantly during the power crisis in the State. The quantity of gas allocated for Namrup Thermal Power Project is .66 MMSCMD but due to short supply of gas, the Namrup Thermal Power Station has faced considerable constraints in attaining expected production.
According to General Manager of the project, Tikendrajit Basumatary, "The excess gas allotted by Oil India this month has helped us to run two gas turbines of both old and new projects." "In addition, during Durga Puja, Namrup Thermal Power Plant was able to generate 133 MW of electricity per day. In parallel with that, Lakwa, Karbi Lungpi together successfully generated a total of 350 MW of electricity," Basumatary said.
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