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The Durgapur Projects Limited's total power generation capacity after the recent renovation and upgradation, today stands at 641 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 five active generation units of different capacities. The largest unit is of 300 MW capacity followed by one of 110 MW unit and three of 77 MW each. The power tariff it offers to all its end users, is reasonably cheaper than many other power utilities in the country.

The growth in power in the DPL command area is around 20% per annum, the current demand being around 300 MW which is about 45%of the total power generation capacity of the utility. It meets local demand through its captive transmission and distribution networks.

 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