NTPC writes to MoP for allocating all thermal projects in the central sector
Amidst Power Ministry’s recent suggestion that all thermal projects in central sector need to be developed by NTPC and hydro projects be developed either by NHPC, SJVN or THDC, state-run Power generator NTPC has requested the government to allocate all thermal power projects to the company, which are in preliminary stage, for expeditious development.
“Moreover, the modalities for shifting of hydro projects which are in the advance stage of implementation to Hydro CPSUs could also be worked out under your guidance,” NTPC CMD Arup Roy Choudhury said in a recent letter to the Power Ministry.
It is likely to be mentioned here that NHPC has signed MoU for 2x660 MW thermal power plant with Chhattisgarh at Salka; 2x660 with Bihar for Pirpanti and another with MP at Khandwa. Similarly, SJVN has signed MoU for 2x660 MW with Bihar Government at Buxar and THDC has signed MoU for 2x660 MW Thermal Power Project with U.P. in Khurja.
Similarly, the hydro projects being implemented by NTPC includes Koldam Hydro Projects (4x200 MW), whose 1st Unit is to be synchronized shortly, Tapovan-Vishnugad (4x130 MW); Lata-Tapovan (3x57 MW) for which EPC contract has been awarded and Rammam-lll (3x40 MW).