NTPC planning 3,000MW capacity boost at Talcher
State-owned NTPC today said Talcher in Odisha will become a <g data-gr-id="26">power</g> hub with the PSU planning around 3,000 MW of capacity addition there.
"Recently I was in Odisha and the Chief Minister wanted that we should do <g data-gr-id="35">expansion</g> in Talcher. We have two stations there. One is Super Thermal Power station and one is Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS)," NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury told reporters here.
He was speaking during the sidelines of signing of MoU between NTPC School of Business and Nanyang <g data-gr-id="23">rpt</g> Nanyang Business School (NBS), Singapore.
"Talcher Thermal Power station we are planning to add 1,320 MW. In super thermal power <g data-gr-id="32">station</g> we are planning to add another 1,600 MW. So what will essentially happen is that in that area itself there will be almost 3,000 MW of capacity addition...So it will become a <g data-gr-id="29">power</g> hub in Odisha...," Choudhury said.
He further said that coal linkages for the same in not a problem as the coal from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a Coal India arm, is now available, however, there are issues on ash.
"MCL coal is now available. They have increased their production in last year. So we presume that coal linkage is not a problem. There are issues on ash. Whether that <g data-gr-id="33">ash</g> will be filled back in mines or we will have to create areas for dumping the ash," he said.