New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) Power producer NTPC today said its has commissioned the first unit of 1,320 MW super-critical Meja thermal project at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking its total installed generation capacity to 53,651 MW.

The first unit of 660MW capacity of Meja Urja Nigam Pvt Ltd, a joint venture firm of NTPC, was commissioned on March 31, the state-run firm said in a statement.

“With this, the total commissioned capacity of NTPC group has become 53,651 MW,” it said.

Located in the trans-Yamuna region of Meja in Allahabad, the two 660 MW thermal power plants boast of super-critical technology that enables higher temperature and pressure resulting in higher efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and minimal emission of greenhouse gases.

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