The 500 MW unit 4 of Simhadri Super Thermal Power Project was successfully synchronized with the grid at Parawada here on Friday afternoon. The unit attained full load by 7 am with the successful synchronization of the fourth unit. With this, the total installed operational capacity of NTPC-Simhadri has now gone up to 2,000 MW. Sources said the total power of this unit would be given to the AP grid as NTPC-Simhadri would charge only fuel cost and not the capital cost in the next 2-3 months. The entire power generated from Simhadri stage I (2 x 500 MW) is being supplied to Andhra Pradesh, while power from stage II is being supplied to Andhra Pradesh – 384.4 MW, Karnataka – 176 MW, Kerala – 80 MW, Tamil Nadu – 197 MW and Puducherry – 10 MW. Simhadri Super Thermal Power Project is the first coastal based thermal power project of NTPC. The Simhadri plant is one of the most modern power plants in India with state-of-the-art control and instrumentation systems.