Thursday, February 20, 2014

NTPC plans two more power projects in Madhya Pradesh

Union minister for power Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia laying the foundation stone of Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Project on Feb 19. NTPC CMD Dr Arup Roy Chaudhary is also seen
STATE-owned NTPC, which on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a 1,600-MW power plant in Madhya Pradesh, plans to set up two more projects in the state. NTPC already has a few projects in the state, including the 4,260-MW Vindhyachal thermal power station. One more unit of 500 MW is under construction at Vindhyachal. The company is also working on a...
50-MW solar plant at Rajgarh in the state. The company plans to set up two more projects at Khargone and Barethi in the state. Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD of the Navaratna PSU said while speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Gadarwara plant.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union minister of state for power (I/C), in the presence of Rajendra Shukla, energy minister of Madhya Pradesh, Dr Arup Roy Chaudhary (CMD) NTPC and officials. The project, comprising two units of 800 MW is situated in Narsingpur district, said a government press release.
The minister said the project shall have ultimate capacity of 3200 MW at a total investment of nearly Rs 25000 crore. Narsinghpur will become energy capital of the state with Gadarwara super thermal power project of NTPC, he added. 
CMD Dr Arup Roy Chaudhary said that NTPC has its largest power project in the state and now Gadarwara and the upcoming solar project in Rajgarh. He promised best environmental practices and green initiatives in Gadawara.
The units for the project have been sourced under Bulk Tendering Process initiated by Government of India for rapid capacity addition and cost competitiveness, said the statement. Gadarwara project will thus be a trend setter in the state of Madhya Pradesh with 800MW unit capacity having super critical units and latest technology. This project is being implemented as a regional power project for the benefit of other states of Western region with 50 percent of the power generated from the project supplied to Madhya Pradesh only. Remaining power would be supplied to the states of Western Region. An investment of approximately Rs 11000 crore has already been approved by NTPC for setting up the project and it is targeted to be commissioned in the 13th Plan, the statement added.
The coal requirement of the project will be met from Talaipalli block from Mand –Raigarh coalfields and water sourced from river Narmada.
NTPC’s largest power plant, Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station of 4,260 MW installed capacity is situated in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.
Presently, NTPC generates power from coal and gas. With an installed capacity of 42,464 MW, NTPC is the largest power generating major in the country. It has also diversified into hydro power, coal mining, power equipment manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, power trading & distribution. With an increasing presence in the power value chain, NTPC is well on its way to becoming an “integrated power major.”

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