New Delhi, March: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved yet another landmark in the power development programme of the state of Uttar Pradesh by successfully commissioning the second 500 MW thermal unit at Anpara-D Thermal Power Plant (TPP) inSonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Significantly, with this, BHEL has added 2,320 MW of generating capacity in Uttar Pradesh in the current fiscal (2015-16).
Significantly, this is a first of its kind project, where the power plant has been set up on an abandoned ash pond, thereby enabling saving of scarce land. Setting up the power plant on an ash pond required special technological innovations in the area of civil engineering. Successful execution of this project has set an alternate option for future projects facing constraints of scarcity of land.
BHEL was entrusted with the contract for setting up 2 units of 500 MW each at Anpara-D TPP by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL). The first 500 MW unit of the project was commissioned earlier by BHEL in June, 2015. In addition, BHEL has recently commissioned two sets of 660 MW rating in UP, at Bara in December, 2015 & Lalitpur in January, 2016.