Bay News Network, Visakhapatnam: The fourth 500 MW Unit of NTPC Simhadri has been synchronized with the grid on Friday pastnoon and achieved full load successfully at 19:09 hrs, informed the Rublic Relations Officer of NTPC STPP, A.K. Shrivastava through a press release here on Friday.
The release further states that R. Venkateswaran, Regional Executive Director (South), D.K. Sood, General Manager (I/c), P.S. Radhakrishnan, General Manager (Projects) and other senior officials of NTPC and BHEL were present on the occasion. With the synchronization of 500 MW of Unit-IV, the total installed capacity of Simhadri would be 2000 MW.
While Stage-I (1000 MW) supplies entire power to the home state of Andhra Pradesh, Stage-II (1000 MW) shall supply power to all the states of South India, viz. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and also Pondicherry.
Simhadri is the first coastal based coal fired power project of NTPC. It has the largest intake well installed inside the sea and four Natural Draft Cooling Tower (NDCT) of 165 meters height, the biggest in Asia and sixth biggest in the world. The Chimney is of 275 meters height. All units are fitted with Electro Static Precipitators (ESP) of 99.9% efficiency to collect the fly ash.
With the commissioning of Unit-IV of Simhadri, NTPC has added capacity to the tune of 2820 MW in the financial year 2011-12.