North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has started commercial production from its Manarchak power plant in Sepahijala district.
"Commercial production of the Monarchak plant started from December 24. Now we are getting full load production which rose to 67 mw. Another 36 mw would be available from this project when the steam turbine would be operational from this combined project," Coordinator of NEEPCO project in Tripura, Asit Chowdhury, said.
"The installed capacity of this gas-based thermal power project is 101 mw, but we would get 2 mw more when additional 36 mw production from the steam turbine would be added within next month," Chowdhury told PTI.
He said the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) was informed that the production cost per unit was Rs. 3.88 and the final decision regarding the rate per unit would be taken by CERC itself.
Currently, NEEPCO is supplying power to the state government as 'unscheduled' power and once the power tariff is fixed by the CERC, the regional power company will supply on the basis of new power tariff.