Hyderabad: TS GENCO on Wednesday inched closer to commissioning the 800-MW supercritical coal-based expansion unit under Stage VII of the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test.
This is the first ever achievement of its kind after Telangana attained Statehood. Congratulating TS GENCO and TS TRANSCO Chairman and Managing Director D Prabhakar Rao over phone, Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao said the government entrusted the construction of the power plants to Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to ensure greater measure of transparency and speedy commissioning of projects.
The Chief Minister expressed his happiness over the speedy implementation of the projects and timely realisation of targets. He said the implementation of the Bhadradri and Yadadri power plants should also be expedited. He also congratulated the employees of the power utilities for working with dedication in shaping Telangana into a power surplus State.
TS GENCO took up the 800-MW thermal power plant as an expansion unit adjacent to the existing thermal power station at Paloncha in Bhadradri Kothagudem district. Its boilers were of Super Critical technology.
The Rs 5,500-crore project was granted environmental clearance on July 16, 2015 and construction began in August 2015. The unit, which will be the 12th in the thermal power complex, will be ready for synchronisation in March. The Kothagudem Thermal Power Station has an installed capacity of 1,680 MW with 11 units in operation.