NAMRUP, March 19 � At a time, when the State�s power sector is dismal, the Namrup Thermal Power Station under the APGCL recorded maximum load of 115.5 MW on March 1 against the installed capacity of 119.5 MW, generating 2214 MWH/ day on the same day, proving the dedicated and innovative joint effort of all the engineers and employees of NTPS. This very increasing trend of generation has come into force since November last year after paralleling of the 3rd Waste Heat Recovery Boiler.
It is learnt that due to the lack of sufficient amount of natural gas in terms of volume at sufficient pressure, the power generation of NTPS generally comes down to 50 MW or even lower. Reliable sources told this correspondent here that to generate 115.5 MW or 2214 MWH/ daily, the NTPS requires almost 0.95 MMSCUMD at a pressure of 225 Psig at its intake. But the OIL India Ltd has allocated only 0.66 MMSCUMD NG to NTPS which is lower than its requirement. The increase of NG to NYPS would surely increase its power generation.
It may be added that although the installed capacity of NTPS is 119.5 MW, it couldn�t generate this quantum of power owing to some constraints. But the constraints have been overcome with the efforts of the new general manager who chalked out various measures with regular interaction and deliberations with the engineers and employees.