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Monarchak power plant starts generation

 AGARTALA, March 30 – The 100 MW gas-based Monarchak power plant in West Tripura district, about 50 km from here, has started generation, a project official said today.

 “Now we are generating in the Monarchak Project on a trial basis and hope that within seven days commercial generation will start,” Asit Chowdhury, coordinator of the project said.

The project was run by the North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO), a Central Government undertaking. The ONGC is supplying gas for the project.

Chowdhury said the 84 MW gas-based thermal power project at Ramchandraghat in Khowai district was converted into a combine cycle project and an additional 26 MW was now being commercially generated.

An additional 5 MW Solar Power was being commercially produced from the Monarchak project since February 15 as a green project, he said.

With this, Tripura is now a power surplus State, which produces 726 MW from the gas-based thermal power project at Palatana, in Gomati district, about 60 km from here and provide power to all the Northeastern States.

Another 100 MW would be given to Bangladesh from Palatana for which transmission lines were being drawn up by both the countries. – PTI

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