Energy Minister Susanta Singh blamed the Centre for making consumers of the State pay more for power generated by NTPC. A day after Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan accused the State Government for delaying clearances for NTPC’s Talcher Thermal Power Project.
Singh said issues related to de-allocation of power from some of the NTPC plants located outside the State and substitution with power allocation from NTPC power stations located in Odisha should be addressed in a time-bound manner.
In a letter to Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy RK Singh, Susanta stated that NTPC is charging `3.4 per unit which is 0.70 paise higher than the cost indicated during the review meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi on July 28. Read More