Madhya Pradesh's thermal power generation is expected to climb to 5,640 megawatts (MW) by November 2018, a top government official said today.
Right now, the state's installed thermal power generation capacity is 4,320 MW, more than double of 2,147 MW in 2003.
"With the commissioning of two coal-fired units (660x2) based on supercritical technology at Shree Singaji Power station in Khandwa by November 2018, our installed thermal power generation capacity will go up to 5,640 MW," MP Power Generating Company Limited's Managing Director A P Bhairve told PTI.
"The two units being commissioned by Larsen and Toubro India are going to be environment-friendly as supercritical technology is being employed to raise them," he said.
"The first unit is expected to come up by July 18, 2018, and the second one is scheduled to go to steam on November 18, 2018," the MD said.
"The way the commissioning work is going on, we are expecting the two units to come up earlier then their scheduled dates," he said.
He said they were exploring feasibility to set up a new thermal power generation unit, of either 500 or 660 MW, at Amarkantak thermal power station where the work of de-commissioning of two outdated units (120x2) is going to be taken up.
Bhairve said that his company's hydel power generation capacity was 915 MW. Efforts are on to increase the hydel generation capacity as well, he said.
MP gets power from other avenues, including its central share of electricity from NTPCBSE -0.82 %, he added.