India’s state-run NTPC (formerly National Thermal Power Company) plans to increase its capacity to 36 GW by March 2012 by adding three supercritical 660 units to its 1 GW coal fired plant at Sipat.

The first supercritical unit will start commercial operation next month, said NTPC. The other two supercritical units are scheduled to be commissioned by March 2012. Sipat currently has two 500 MW units.

Over 2011 and 2012 NTPC plans to add 4320 MW to its current capacity of 34 194 MW. The organization has 15 power projects totalling 14 748 MW underway and aims for total capacity of 75 GW by 2017, and 128 GW by 2032.

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