By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, November 29, 2018: Country’s largest thermal power producer NTPC Ltd is all set to begin operations of 800 Mw of its 1600 Mw (2×800) supercritical coal-based power plant at Darlipalli in Odisha’s Sundergarh in the current financial year.

“The unit will be operational in the current financial year”, NTPC officials said.

Built at a cost of Rs 12,500 crore, the full capacity of 1600 Mw is projected to start producing power by September next year. Odisha will get 50 per cent power of the total capacity.

The power major will source coal from its Dulanga coal mine to meet the raw material requirements. For additional requirements, it will source from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Coal India Ltd (CIL). The NTPC project will consume eight million tonnes of coal annually.

NTPC presently has two projects running in the state- Talcher Thermal Power Station (460 MW) and Talcher Kaniha (3000 MW). It plans to phase out its 460 Mw plant of Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) which has already completed 25 years.

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