The government of Odisha has sanctioned approval for NTPC’s Talcher Thermal Power Station expansion plan entailing an investment of Rs 7,698 crore.
The project involves setting up 1,320 (two x 660 MW) super critical power units on the existing premises of 460 MW Talcher Thermal Power Station at Angul district in Odisha.
The Board of Director of NTPC cleared the project in 2018 which involved scrapping the existing six units at the thermal power station totalling 460 MW comprising four units of 60 MW and two units of 110 MW.
The total installed capacity of the company is 58,156 MW (including joint ventures) with 24 coal-based, seven gas-based stations, two hydro-based stations and one wind-based station. As many as 10 joint venture stations are coal-based and 11 solar PV projects.
The capacity will have a diversified fuel mix and by 2032 non-fossil, fuel-based generation capacity will make up nearly 30 percent of NTPC’s portfolio.