Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited (MPPGCL) has started the process of commissioning the 250 MW unit Satpura Thermal Power Station (STPS) unit at Sarni in Betul district.

Four years ago, the 500 MW and 210 MW units at Sanjay Gandhi thermal power station (SGTPS) and Amarkantak thermal power station (ATPS), respectively, went on steam.
The MPPGCL placed an order for building the Satpura unit jointly with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on March 10, 2008, officials said.
After the commissioning of the unit, MPPGCL's STPS power generation capacity would go up to 1,392.5 MW. One more 250 MW unit is going to come up at STPS shortly, officials said.

Presently, MP's thermal and hydel power generation capacity is around 2,932.5 MW and 950 MW, respectively.


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