Web Exclusive | January 2013
ONGC Tripura Power unit to start by mid-Feb
The first unit of the 2X363.3 ONGC Tripura Power Corporation(OTPC) at Palatana in Tripura, which is on trial run for the last couple of weeks, is set to start commercial operations by mid-February, provided the EPC contractor BHEL succeeds in stabilising the unit.
OTPC is confident to offer adequate load to run the unit at full capacity as the transmission line from Palatana to Silchar in Assam already having been commissioned and on course to be extended up to Byrnihat in Meghalaya by the end of this month.
Sources in OTPC told a business newspaper that the company is only waiting for BHEL to stabilise the unit. It has failed to run at 200 mw load and is inoperative for the last 7-10 days. OTPC is expecting BHEL to attend to the technical problems, as idling of the unit is costing Rs 2 crore a day revenue potential.