State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara in Uttar Pradesh.

"The unit has been commissioned at the upcoming 3×660 MW Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) at Bara in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh", BHEL said in statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, this is the first supercritical thermal unit in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.

The greenfield thermal power project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

BHEL is the leading power equipment manufacturer in the country with orders of 43 sets of supercritical boilers and 38 sets of supercritical turbine generators by various customers.

These orders have been received from central, state as well as private sector utilities that have reposed confidence in the company. Supercritical units are more efficient, consume lesser coal and are also eco-friendly.