The National Capital Power Station, Dadri (NTPC Dadri) has bagged the Top Plant 2016 award by prestigious Power Magazine of USA in the coal fired generation category. The award was announced by Power Magazine on October 01, 2016. The Power Magazine is the official publication of Electric Power covering Business & Technology for the Global Generation Industry.
In the October 2016 issue of POWER magazine the winning Attributes of National Capital Power Station, Dadri (coal based Station) has been mentioned as “Consistently one of NTPC’s top performing plants, despite age and challenges in the Indian power market. Plant staff have worked to implement a range of innovative approaches to increase plant efficiency without increasing costs, and has achieved 100% fly ash recycling and implementing a zero liquid discharge system.”
With the total installed capacity of 2,654 MW, NTPC Dadri is one of the largest power plants in India. It consists of six coal-fired units, (4×210 MW and 2×290 MW), 829 MW gas fired combined cycle plant, and a 5 MW solar farm. Adjacent to the plant is a 5,300 MW switchyard, the largest in the nation, which connects to a 400kv transmission line.