Web Exclusive | April 2013
Jhajjar thermal plant's 3rd unit to start operations
The third 500 mw unit of the Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project (IGSTPP) at Jhajjar in Haryana will start commercial operations this on April 26. The project is being implemented by Aravali Power Company - a joint venture between NTPC, HPGCL and IPGCL. With the commissioning of the third 500 mw unit, the 1,500 mw first stage of the coal-based plant would be fully operational, according to NTPC.
Electricity generated from the plant is mostly supplied to Haryana and Delhi. On Friday, the first stage of the project would be dedicated to the nation by the Union Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. In the plant, 50 per cent stake is held by NTPC while Haryana Power Generation Company (HPGCL) and Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) have 25 per cent stake each.
There is also provision for having two 660 mw units under stage II of the project.