“Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar in the presence of R K Singh, Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy will do Lokarpan of Stage -II 500 MW (2×250 MW) of NTPC Barauni Thermal Power Station and Unit #1 (660 MW) of NTPC Barh Super Thermal Power project on 27th November,” the statement said.
Giriraj Singh, union minister of rural development and panchayati raj; Rajiv Ranjan, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Munger; Neeraj Kumar, Member of Legislative Council, Bihar; Ram Ratan Singh, Member of Legislative Assembly, Teghra, and other senior leaders of Barh and Barauni regions will also be present.
The event will also be attended by NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh and other senior officials. Barh has a total installed capacity of 3,300 MW, out of which 1,320 MW is already under commercial operation since March 2016.
To accelerate the development of the power sector and increase the availability of electricity and cost efficiencies for the larger benefit of people, the state government had transferred the Barauni Thermal Power Station to NTPC Ltd on December 15, 2018.
NTPC, a Maharatna firm of the Government of India, presently has an installed capacity of 67,907 MW (including JVs/subsidiaries) and plans to become a 130 GW company by 2032.