Industry

NTPC suspends power generation from Farakka

An unprecedented dip in the water level of Farakka feeder canal has yet again forced the country’s largest power producer, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), to suspend generation at five units of Stage I and II of the Farakka Super Thermal Power Station.

This has been done in a phased manner from the late hours of April 1.

The five units have a combined capacity of 1,600 MW.

The lone unit now functioning is of 500 MW of stage III. The situation is unlikely to improve in the next 10 days, according to an NTPC.

On March 12, NTPC had to stop generation due to non-availability of adequate cooling water from Farakka feeder canal. The station had to suspend generation from all its six units then as the intake channel had gone dry due to a sudden drop in level at the feeder canal.

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