By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, September 24, 2018: State-run power producer major NTPC has got the green clearance for the Rs 7,732.35 crore expansion project of the Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPP) in Odisha, official sources said on Monday.

The company proposes to add two additional units of 660 MW each in the existing coal-based ultra super critical thermal power project expansion located at Talcher in Angul district.

The approval, however, has been given with some riders,” the officials said.

The proposed project is expected to meet the power demand of the eastern region and is planned to be commission by 2022.

The NTPC requires about 446 acres of land for expansion. The two additional plant facilities will be set up within the land available in the existing power station.

The coal requirement for the expansion project is estimated to be about 6.9 million tonnes per annum and it will be supplied by the Coal India Ltd, mostly from Mahanadi Coalfieds.

The NTPC plants generate about one fourth of the total power generated in the country. The company has been continuously exploring and identifying projects, where expansion of existing stations apart from new greenfield projects could be set up, wherever feasible.

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