Saturday, July 14, 2007

NTPC to supply power to Goa, Maha from Bihar

State-run power major NTPC has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) with Maharashtra and Goa for supplying electricity from its Barh plant in Bihar.

The PPA was signed by representatives of NTPC, government of Goa and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd in Mumbai on Thursday, NTPC said in a release here.

This is the first PPA signed by the company for supply of power from the second phase of its Barh plant, which is scheduled to be completed by 2012, said an official.

Earlier, the company had signed PPAs with Bihar and the Union territories of the northern and western region for the supply of power from the first phase, the official said.

NTPC is setting up a thermal power plant in the Barh district in two phases, with a capacity of 1,980 mw and 1,320 mw respectively, the release said.

The company will supply power to eastern, western and northern regions from its Barh plant.

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