Bhubaneswar: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Thursday said here that it would add nearly 2000 MW capacity in Odisha.
“The NTPC Eastern Region II has a present installed capacity of 5,020 and after completion of one more unit at Darlipali and expansion of Talcher Thermal Power Project, the installed capacity would increase to 6,940 MW,” said NTPC Regional Executive Director (Eastern Region II) Sanjeev Kishore at a media interactive session here.
He said that work of its proposed Talcher Thermal Power Station expansion projects would begin soon and the second unit of its Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Sundargarh district would commence operation by the second quarter of the next FY 2020-21.
“Discussion is on with the State Government to sort out technical issues relating to the two TTPS projects of 660 MW each. While the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station’s first unit of 800 MW has started operation since March 1, 2020, its second unit of the same capacity is already in shape and will operate by the 2nd quarter of the next Financial Year,” Kishore.
He informed that the State Government granted permission for setting up two new units of 660 MW at Talcher Thermal at a HLC meeting held on January 9, 2020.
“The Talcher Thermal is all set to achieve 100 per cent ash utilization for the 12th consecutive FY since 2008-09,” informed Kishore.
He said the ER II Region ranks 4th among NTPC Regions in the FY 19-20 in terms of PLF with a PLF of 70.73% up to January 2020.
Kishore also informed that three stations of ER-II rank within top 15 stations and two stations (TTPS- 6th,TSTPS 10th) within top 10 stations (PLF wise) up to January 2020.
Under the DDUGJY, 15,289 villages have been supplied with electricity out of scope of 17,136 and works of 82 out of 98 competed.
The NTPC extended its support for restoration of LT network in 4 of 11 blocks in Puri district, namely Nimapara, Gop, Puri Sadar and Satyabadi, following the Cyclone Fani.