48,060 MW ca­pac­ity of su­per­crit­i­cal tech in pipe­line

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

Power Min­is­ter Piyush Goyal said that as much as 39,710 MW ca­pac­ity based on su­per­crit­i­cal tech­nol­ogy has al­ready been added and 48,060 MW of su­per-crit­i­cal power gen­er­a­tion is in the pipe­line. “All ul­tra mega power projects (UMPPs) are re­quired to use su­per­crit­i­cal tech­nol­ogy. Coal-based ca­pac­ity ad­di­tion dur­ing 13th Plan shall be through su­per­crit­i­cal units,” Goyal said in the Lok Sabha. The min­is­ter said in­dige­nous re­search is be­ing pur­sued for de­vel­op­ment of Ad­vanced Ul­tra Su­per­crit­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy with tar­geted ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ment of about 10 per cent over su­per­crit­i­cal unit. Indira Gandhi Cen­tre for Atomic Re­search, Na­tional Ther­mal Power Cor­po­ra­tion and Bharat Heavy Elec­tri­cals Ltd signed an MoU for de­vel­op­ment of a 800 MW A-USC in­dige­nous demon­stra­tion plant. Ac­cord­ing to the min­is­ter, su­per­crit­i­cal tech­nol­ogy has al­ready been adopted for ther­mal power gen­er­a­tion. The de­sign ef­fi­ciency of su­per­crit­i­cal units is about 5 per cent higher than typ­i­cal 500 MW sub-crit­i­cal units and these (su­per­crit­i­cal) units are likely to have lower fuel con­sump­tion and CO2 emis­sions in am­bi­ent air.

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