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NLCIL to establish 2 Thermal Power Plants

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In order to prepare for the future of India’s Coal Sector, the Ministry of Coal has been proactively promoting large scale diversification among CPSEs. In line with this, NLCIL is all set to establish two thermal power plants. 

One plant is being set up in Ghatampur near Kanpur, will generate 3 x 660 MW power at a cost of Rs. 19,406 crores. A joint venture between NLCIL and the Government of Uttar Pradesh, the project will be supplying 1478.28 MW to Uttar Pradesh and 492.72 MW to the state of Assam. 

The project has been into implementation phase and the first phase of this plant is expected to start generating power by the end of this year.

In addition, NLCIL has formulated plans to construct a 3 X 800 MW pithead thermal power plant at Talabira in Odisha. The project cost is estimated at Rs 19,422 crores and it will supply 1450 MW power to Tamil Nadu, 100 MW to Puducherry and 400 MW to Kerala. The project is expected to begin by the end of this year and likely to be completed by 2028-29.

Coal India Ltd (CIL) is also in the process to establish two thermal power plants. One, located near Amarkantak as a joint venture with the Madhya Pradesh Government. 

The planned capacity for this plant will be 1×660 MW, with an estimated cost of Rs. 5,600 crores. Currently, the project is in the advanced stage of approval and SECL, a subsidiary of CIL, will invest Rs. 857 crores as equity. 

The project will be executed through a joint venture between SECL and Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd.


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