A new unit of 110 MW at the Ramgarh gas thermal power station in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan has been synchronised for power production. The newly-established division of the plant will supply 25 lakh units of electricity a day to the State Grid.
State Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Thursday that the unit would also provide heat energy for running another steam-based unit of 50 MW being constructed in the third phase of the power project. The steam-based unit will not require any other source of energy.
Mr. Singh said the construction of new units was underway at the Kalisindh and Chhabra power plants and would start power production this year: “The power production capacity of Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam is likely to increase from the present 4,097 MW to 5,957 MW by this year-end with all of these units lined up for synchronisation.”
Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Chairman & Managing Director P. N. Singhal, who was present at Ramgarh during synchronisation, said more units of 160 MW each would be installed in the project’s fourth phase. Ramgarh power station chief engineer J.C. Detwal and representatives of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited were among those present on the occasion.