Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) technology

Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) technology refers to an advanced coal-based power generation system that works on higher temperatures (above 700oC) and pressures for improved efficiency, reducing coal consumption and CO2 generation.

A consortium of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research) was formed in 2010, under the aegis of the office of the PSA which has catalyzed the development of the AUSC technology.