The Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGenco) on Friday got the go-ahead from the Centre to transport coal by road to Bhadradri thermal power plant. As a result, Telangana will have an additional 1,080MW of power at its disposal soon.
Genco chairman and managing director D Prabhakar Rao told TOI that the process has been set in motion to commission three of the four units (270MW each) in November. The fourth unit will be commissioned in early 2020. “The permission to transport coal by road is for three years only,” said Prabhakar Rao. The Bhadradri power plant requires over 13,000 tonnes of coal daily and plans are in place to transport coal by 55 trucks every hour to the plant.
As per the original plan, the coal was supposed to be supplied by rail from Singareni Collieries from Manuguru station to the thermal power plant, a 12km stretch. But, there is no railway line so far. Read More
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