BHEL commissions Prayagraj power project unit in Uttar Pradesh

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara town in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

This is the first supercritical thermal unit to be commissioned in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.

It is Greenfield thermal power project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

Super-critical units are generally eco-friendly and more efficient thermal power plants as they consume less coal as fuel.

About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

BHEL is a power plant equipment manufacturer completely owned by Union Government. It is largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India. It was established in 1964 and was awarded a Maharatna Company status in 2013.

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