The NTPC Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project(BgTPP),Salakati has commissioned the first 250 Megawatt(MW) capacity unit of (3 x 250 MW) successfully with NE Regional Grid on June 22 in Kokrajhar.
Speaking the media men at BgTPP conference hall today Utpal Chakrabarty,Group General Manager(GGM) of NTPC BgTPP,Salakati announced that the power project has successfully commissioned to enable the Unit to send power to the grid from its generation. He told that this is the 1st Unit of NTPC in North-Eastern part of India and state of Assam will get 50% power of the generated power from this project unit and remaining other two 2 and 3 units of 2x250 power generations will be implementation by 15 to 17 months next.
Chakrabarty told, ‘We have gone through the 250 MW on full loading in its succssfull and subsequently on the same day with full loading.It is a great success for all of us for this moment that incidently this is the first 250 MW power production in the state of Assam and big such single big unit thermal power production and never power unit of Assam was commissioned in the state of Assam.This is the previlege and honour of the state of Assam in power generation sector’.
He also told that all related function and jobs will be implemented within six months and remaining workrs in the project will see a succssfull intiative.
Mentioned be made that the project was laid foundation by the then Prime Minister Dr Manmahan Singh on January 16 in 2006 and was scheduled to complete by 2011,but due to several reasons prevailed in the region, the commissioned was delayed and successfully the first unit of 250 MW was commissioned.