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Power Plant:

The Durgapur Projects Limited’s total power generation capacity today stands at 660 megawatt (MW). It is engaged in all the three functional areas of a power utility -Generation, Transmission and Distribution. It generates and distributes power in an uninterrupted mode at grid frequency. It has a cluster of three generation units of different capacities. The largest unit is of 300 MW capacity followed by one of 250 MW and one of 110 MW.


The power tariff it offers to all its end users is reasonably cheaper than many other power utilities in the country.


The current demand being around 300 MW which is about 45% of the total installed capacity of the utility. It meets local demand through its captive transmission and distribution networks. As a Distribution Licensee it caters around 56,000 consumers of different categories spread over an area of 125 Sq Kms.


Impor­tant Dates in the His­tory of DPPS (Durgapur Projects Power Station):

Description
Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV
Unit V
Unit VI
Unit VII
Unit VIII
Capacity (MW)
30
30
77
77
77
110
300
250
Synchronisation
10.06.1960
10.04.1960
23.04.1964
19.06.1964
04.05.1966
03.07.1985
29.12.2007
28.03.2014
Commercial Operation
10.08.1960
10.06.1960
23.06.1964
29.06.1964
04.07.1966
01.01.1987
30.04.2008
01.10.2014
Present Status
Decommissioned w.e.f. 01.04.2010
Decommissioned w.e.f. 01.04.2011
Decommissioned w.e.f. 01.04.2014
Decommissioned w.e.f. 01.04.2014
Decommissioned w.e.f. 01.04.2014
Under Repairing stage
In Operation
In Operation



Present Installed Capacity:

Units -
Unit VI
Unit VII
Unit VIII
Total
Capacity (MW)
110
300
250
660


Capacity addition:

Board of Directors of DPL has accorded ‘in-principle’ clearance for installation of one Supercritical Unit (660 MW) replacing Unit nos. I to V. After evaluation of Pre-Feasibility Report by Board of Directors, proposal has been placed before Dept. of Power & NES, Govt. of W.B; the same is under review. Upon receipt of clearance from Govt. of West Bengal Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared and & others statutory actions will be complied.