Coal linkage approved for five super critical thermal power projects
etIndian News Network
New Delhi, March 5, 2010
Minister of State for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal has approved coal linkages for five super critical thermal powr projects being set up by the public sector NTPC Limited and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).
The proejcts, located in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Maharashtra, would add power generation capacity of 7260 MW, an official press release said.
Apart from meeting the power requirements of these states, the projects will also supply power to the National Grid and help achieve the targets for the XIIth Five Year Plan.
The projects NTPC's Nabinagar Superthermal Power Project (3 X 660 MW) in collaboration with the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) at Nabinagar in Aurangabad district, the Meja Thermal Power Project in Allahabad, UP, (2 X 660 MW) in partnership with UPRVUNL and the Solapur Thermal Power Project (2 X 660 MW) in Solapur, Maharashtra. NTPC is also setting up the 2 X 660 MW Mouda Extension project in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.
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