State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd today announced the commissioning of a 500 MW thermal unit in Jharkhand. “(BHEL) has added another coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning a 500 MW thermal unit in Jharkhand,” the company said in a statement.
The unit has been commissioned at Bokaro Thermal Power-A Station of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. With this, BHEL has supplied 84 per cent of the total coal-based power generating capacity installed by DVC. In Jharkhand, BHEL aims to contribute a significant 87 per cent to the total installed power generating capacity of the state. In addition, the company is executing a supercritical project of 3×660 MW rating at North Karanpura for NTPC in the state.