West Bengal Power Development
Corporation's 2x300 MW Sagardighi coal based power plant in Murshidabad district is
likely to begin power generation for commercial use by end August 2008.
A trial run is on for the first unit
after the breakdown and is running at a PLF of 80 to 100 per cent and commercial
generation by end of July 2008, while the second unit's synchronisation is
expected to begin shortly.
Chinese EPC contractor, Dongfang
Electric Corporation, had won the contract to develop the project, at a cost of