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Plan to set up 400-MW unit at Palatana
Correspondent
 AGARTALA, Feb 3 - The OTPC, a subsidiary power generation company of the ONGC, is planning to set up a new unit at the Palatana power plant in Udaipur subdivision of Tripura.

As of now, the OTPC is producing 600 MW power against its installed capacity of 726 MW.

“We have the plan to add another unit (phase-III) at Palatana subject to availability of gas, the main fuel for generating power. If the ONGC gives the green signal for more gas, phase-III will come up at Palatana,” Satyajit Ganguly, Managing Director (MD) of the OTPC said here recently.

“We have land at Palatana to commission the phase-III and environmental clearance too. The OTPC is ready to increase its production from 600 MW plus to around 1,000 MW at Palatana subject to availability of gas,” he said. At present, the ONGC supplies 2.8 MMSCMD gas to operate two units at Palatana, while 1.4 MMSCM gas will be required to run phase-III at Palatana.

Ganguly said Tripura gets 132 MW power, while Assam gets the highest amount of power (192 MW) from Palatana. Besides, the OTPC also supplies 100 MW power to Bangladesh.

“If phase-III is commissioned at Palatana, the power plant will be able to sell power outside the region after meeting the local demand,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, the OTPC is going to organise a strategic conference – MILAP-II – on emergent trends in the power sector.

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