AGARTALA: The ONGC Tripura Power Project (OTPC) will start power generation by the end of June at Palatana in Gomati district, its Managing Director S K Dubey today said.
The first unit of state-owned gas based thermal power project would start generation by June 30 and the other unit by September 30, Dubey told reporters here.
Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey visited the power project site and reviewed the progress of work yesterday.
“The minister was happy with the progress of the project and underlined the need to meet the deadline,” Dubey said.
State-run ONGC, major partner of the OTPC power project, would supply natural gas extracted from Tripura.
Dey also visited the site of Rs 623 crore gas-based thermal power project at Manarchack in West Tripura district, which is likely to start generation by March next year.
Area Manager, North East Electric Power Corporation, Manoranjan Debnath said that order for procuring turbine and generators for the 104 MW Palatana power project were likely to arrive after the monsoon.
Four north eastern states -Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur – will buy power from the 726 MW Palatana power plant and the Northeast Power Trading Company has already started erecting transmission line from Palatana to Bongaigaon in Assam, official sources said.