Bridge linkages have been granted to 19 Thermal Power Plants, India’s Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal told the Rajya Sabha on May 2.
The Minister stated that Ministry of Coal circulated Policy guidelines on 08.02.2016 for grant of ‘Bridge Linkage’ to specified end-use plants of Central and State Public Sector Undertakings (Both in Power as well as Non-Power sector) which have been allotted Schedule-III coal mines under the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 (CM(SP) Act) and coal blocks allotted under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation Act), 1957 (MMDR Act) for a period of 3 years from the date of allotment of coal mine/block.
The details are at given below:-
End Use Plants which have been granted Bridge Linkage
|Configuration||Name of the developer|
|1||Barethi-I, Madhya Pradesh||4×660 MW (St.I)||NTPC|
|2||Singareni Thermal Power Project, Telangana||2×600 MW (St.I)||SCCL|
|3||Tanda–II, Uttar Pradesh||2×660 MW (St.II)||NTPC|
|4||Kudgi–I, Karnataka||3×800 MW (St.I)||NTPC|
|5||Lara STPP, Chhattisgarh||2×800 MW (St.I)||NTPC|
|6||Darlipali-I, Odisha||2×800 MW||NTPC|
|7||Barh-II, Bihar||2×660 MW (St.II)||NTPC|
|8||PankiExtn TPP, Uttar Pradesh||1×660 MW||UPRVUNL|
|9||JawaharpurVidyutUtpadan Nigam Limited, Uttar Pradesh||2×660 MW||UPRVUNL|
|10||HarduaganjExtn. TPP, Uttar Pradesh||1×660 MW||UPRVUNL|
|11||OPGCL Expansion Power Project (Unit 3,4,5 & 6), Odisha||2×660 MW (Unit 3 &4)||OPGCL|
|12||Bilhaur TPS,Uttar Pradesh||2×660 MW||NTPC|
|13||Bellary TPP (Unit -3), Karnataka||1×700 MW (Unit III)||KPCL|
|14||Yermarus TPP (Unit -1& 2), Karnataka||2×800 MW (Unit I & II)||KPCL|
|15||Marwa TPP, Chhattisgarh||2×500 MW||CSPGCL|
|16||Kakatiya Thermal Power Project Stage-II, Telangana||1X600 MW (St.II)||TSPGCL|
|17||Koradi Thermal Power Station (Unit 8, Unit 9 & Unit 10), Maharashtra||3×660 (U-8,9,10)||Mahagenco|
|18||Chandrapur Thermal Power Station (Unit 8 & Unit 9), Maharashtra||2×500 MW (U-8&9)||Mahagenco
|19||Parli Thermal Power Station TPP Unit 8, Maharashtra||1×250 MW (U-8)||Mahagenco
The Minister further stated that there is a Standing Linkage Committee (Long Term) [SLC(LT)], with representatives of Ministries of Coal, Power, Railways, Steel, Shipping, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, NITI Aayog,Coal India Limited(CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, Ranchi (CMPDIL), Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) as its members and Additional Secretary(Coal) as its Chair.
The Committee recommends the proposals for grant of the long term linkage and bridge linkage of coal and other related matters to competent authority for approval. However, no new long term linkage has been granted to any power plant during the last three years, the Minister added.
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