This was one of the old units of DVC at Chandrapur, earlier the DVC head office has decided to permanently shut down this unit from November this year. We have already informed to the headquarter, he said. CTPS is a thermal power plant located in Chandrapura town of Bokaro district of Jharkhand. Presently it has two coal based running new units (Unit – 7 and 8). Unit no -7 was commissioned in 2011 with 250 MW and Unit no -8 was also commissioned in the year 2011 with 250 MW power production capacities”, said PRO.
“Presently Unit -7 is producing 165 MW power while Unit – 8 is producing 172 MW power”, he added.
On the directive of Ministry of Power Unit -1 was permanently shut down earlier on 13 January this year. Later Unit – 2 was shut down after technical snag in July this year, said Akashay.
CTPS Unit No 1 was commissioned in 1964 with power generating the capacity of 130 MW and producing between 110-115 MW powers ever since it was commissioned, he said. “Unit-2 was commissioned in 1965 having 130 MW power production capacities while Unit-3 was commissioned in 1968 with 130 MW capacities”, he added.
On the directive of Ministry of Power, Unit 1 shuts down as it was old, while two others old units (Unit No 2 and 3) are likely to be closed shortly, he said. “As new power units are scheduled to come up, so Ministry of Power has decided to shut down the old units permanently”, he added.
Now DVC is producing 3278 MW power (hydel and thermal) from its BTPS, CTPS, TTPS, Maithon, Koderma, Durgapur and Raghunathpur units.