Muzaffarpur: A Trial run at Kanti Thermal Power Station generated 77 MW of Power yesterday paving way for its successful re-opening as Commercial Power Generating Unit in Bihar.
Kanti Thermal Power Station has been inoperational ever since 2003 when both its units stopped working. When Nitish Kumar came to power, he announced revamp of Kanti Power Station in 2006. In March 2013, the renovation work of two old units was completed. Since then three trial run has been successfully accomplished. Soon the plant would begin commercial production of Electricity.
The total cost of its renovation and modernization has been over Rs. 500 Crores.
First started in 1985, Kanti Power Plant has an installed capacity of 110×2 MW. An additional capacity of 220×2 MW is being erected and is due to be completed by December 2014.
Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited, which owns the plant is a joint venture of Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC). The majority shares of the Joint Venture Company is hold by NTPC,with NTPC 64.57% and BSEB 35.43%. Kanti is locate in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar and is about 90km from the State Capital Patna.