First Unit Of BTPS To Start Commercial Generation By January End

First Unit Of BTPS To Start Commercial Generation By January End

The first unit of 250 MW of Barauni Thermal Power Station, is expected to start commercial generation by the end of this month, a senior BTPS official said today.

The Barauni Thermal Power Station is wholly owned by the Bihar government. Two units of 250 MW each is being built.

“We have been carrying out commissioning activity for past couple of months. First, the 250 MW plant was fired up with oil and ran the unit up to 35 MW and later on the intervening night of January 10-11 (2018), the plant was fired with coal and ran it (unit) to its full load capacity of 250 MW,” BTPS general manager A K Sinha told over phone.

Sinha further clarified that “We stopped the plant after running it to its full load capacity for few minutes in order to ensure whether or not the plant, its machines and equipment are working efficiently and properly to make it operational… Defects and deviations have been found during trial but we hope to rectify all these defects at the earliest to make the plant commercially operational by the end of January.” Read More…

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