Coal companies plan to set up thermal power plants

NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has planned to set up two thermal power plants (TPPs).

The first 1,980 MW plant is being setup in Ghatampur near Kanpur at a cost of Rs 194.06 billion. This power plant is being set up as a joint venture between NLCIL and Government of Uttar Pradesh, and its first phase is expected to come into generation by the end of this year. The power plant will supply 1,478.28 MW to Uttar Pradesh and 492.72 MW to Assam. The second 2,400 MW pithead TPP has been planned at Talabira in Odisha with a project cost of Rs 194.22 billion. The work on this project is likely to commence by the end of this year. This TPP will supply 1,450 MW to Tamil Nadu, 100 MW to Pondicherry and 400 MW to Kerala. The plant is expected to achieve completion by 2028-29. Meanwhile, Coal India Limited (CIL) has planned to set up two TPPs – a 660 MW plant in Madhya Pradesh and a 1,600 MW plant in Odisha. These projects are likely to be completed by 2028.