NTPC shuts its Barauni Thermal Power Station Stage-I

Power Sector PSU NTPC has permanently closed its Barauni Thermal Power Station Stage-I of 220 MW.

NTPC shuts its Barauni Thermal Power Station Stage-I

As per the official exchange filing made by the company, it has been announced that the NTPC Barauni Thermal Power Station Stage-I (2x110 MW) - which consists of Unit 6 and Unit 7, each with a capacity of 110 MW - will be permanently discontinued from operation, except for its auxiliary systems such as CHP, Switchyard, Ash Dyke, and Township. This change will take effect from March 31st, 2024.

The plant unit was established in 1975 and the company aims to become a 130 GW firm by 2032.



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On December 15, 2018, the company acquired Barauni Thermal Power Station, which is located in Begusarai district, Bihar, from Bihar State Power Generation Company. The power station, which is coal-based and has a capacity of 720 MW, has 2 units of 110 MW each that are undergoing renovation and modernization, along with 2 units of 250 MW each that are currently under construction. The plant is divided into two stages, including Stage-I (2x110 MW) and Stage-II (2x250 MW).

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The project was previously linked with Badam Coal Block, which is also part of the transfer scheme. Meanwhile, the Stage-II 500 MW (2x250 MW) of NTPC Barauni Thermal Power Station was unveiled to the nation in November 2021.

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