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NLCIL Ghatampur Thermal Power Plant on Track for Year-End Completion

NLCIL Ghatampur Thermal Power Plant

NLCIL Ghatampur Thermal Power Plant – Recognizing the future of the coal sector, the Ministry of Coal has advised coal subsidiaries to pursue large-scale diversification. As a result, NLCIL has planned to build two thermal power plants, one of which is being built in Ghatampur near Kanpur and will generate three X 660 MW of power.   

The plant costs Rs 19,406 crore and is now in the implementation phase. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of this year.     

This power station is being built as a joint venture between NLCIL and the government of Uttar Pradesh.  The power plant would provide 1478.28 MW to the state of UP and 492.72 MW to the state of Assam.   

NLCIL also intends to build a three-unit 800 MW thermal power plant at Talabira, Odisha. With a project cost of 19,422 crore, this is a pithead thermal power plant located near NLCIL’s Talabira coal mines. Land acquisition and permissions are nearing completion, and project tendering is nearing completion.  Work on the project is planned to begin before the end of this year.  This thermal power plant will generate 1450 MW for Tamil Nadu, 100 MW for Pondicherry, and 400 MW for Kerala. The facility is anticipated to be completed by the years 2028-29.  

NLCIL Ghatampur Thermal Power Plant

CIL intends to build two thermal power plants. One is being built at Amarkantak as a joint venture with the Madhya Pradesh government.  This will be 1×660 MW at a cost of Rs. 5,600 crore, and the project is nearing completion.  SECL, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, will invest Rs. 857 crore in equity.  A joint venture between SECL and Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd will carry it out.  Work on this project is expected to begin by the end of current fiscal year and be finished by 2028.  The necessary land for the project has already been secured.  

another division MCL has established Mahanadi Basin Power Limited as a wholly owned subsidiary.  This intends to construct a two-800 MW thermal power station near its Basundhara Mines, another pithead plant. According to the interest expressed by several states, 4000 MW of PPAs are in the works. The project’s estimated cost is Rs. 15,947 crore.  Work on this project is expected to begin in the middle of next year and be completed by 2028.           The Ministry of Coal has directed all CIL subsidiaries to seek suitable de-coaled land for the construction of new pithead thermal power plants. 

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