Shimla: With more than 50% installation of the first unit of the 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Plant in Bihar having been completed, Mr. Nand Lal Sharma, CMD of SJVN today virtually inaugurated start of the works for the second unit.
Speaking on the occasion Sharma informed that the project consists of two units (2 x 660 MW) and that more than 50 % of works related to the first unit stand completed.
The 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Plant with Ultra Super Critical Technology is SJVNs first foray into setting up a thermal power plant. The project is being developed by SJVN Thermal Pvt. Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of SJVN Limited).
The plant is pegged at an investment of around Rupees 11,000 Crore. On commissioning, the plant would generate 9828 million units of electricity. The first unit is slated for commissioning by June 2023 and the second unit by January 2024.
The Foundation stone of Buxar Power Plant was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th March 2019. Sharma informed that the progress of the project was being monitored by union power RK Singh.
Sushil Kumar Sharma, Director (Electrical), SJVN & Sanjeev Sood CEO, SJVN Thermal Pvt. Ltd (STPL), with other engineers and executives, were present at the project site during the virtual inauguration.
SJVN, with an installed capacity of 2016.51 MW, holds a portfolio of more than 11000 MW in the pipeline and aspires to generate 5000 MW by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 and 25000 MW by 2040. The central public sector undertaking (CPSU) company has a presence in Hydro, Wind, Solar & Thermal generation projects and also operates power transmission lines.