Country’s largest thermal power producer NTPC Ltd plans to operationalise 800 Mw of its 1600 Mw (2×800) supercritical coal-based power plant at Darlipalli in Odisha’s Sundergarh in the current financial year.
“The commissioning activities of 800 Mw are going on. The unit will be operational in the current financial year”, said a senior NTPC official.
By September 2019, the full capacity of 1600 Mw is projected to start producing power. The total cost of the project is pegged at Rs 125 billion.Odisha will get 50 per cent power of the total capacity.
The power major will source coal from its Dulanga coal mine to meet the raw material requirements. For additional requirements, it will source from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Coal India Ltd (CIL). The NTPC project will consume eight million tonnes of coal annually.
Besides Odisha (800 Mw), West Bengal (423 Mw), Jharkhand (142 Mw), Sikkim (21 Mw) and Bihar (215 Mw) are beneficiary states of the upcoming project. Read more