Trial run of YTPS unit I successful

The trial run first unit of the Yeramarus Thermal Power Plant (YTPS) near Raichur was successful on Tuesday.

The operation of the unit began at 2.59 pm and stopped at 4.01 pm. A total of 121 MW of power was generated during the 62-minute trial run.

The trial run was taken up on February 1 using light diesel oil and heavy fuel oil. However, it was not successful due to technical snags. Sources at the YTPS said that they would soon conduct a test using coal as a fuel and the actual power generation would commence by March-end.

The YTPS has been set up at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore by Karnataka Power Corporation and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). It comprises two thermal power units, each of 800-MW capacity.

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