PM Modi to Launch Power Projects worth Rs 28,978 Cr in Odisha on Feb 3

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the Nation, NTPC Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station (2×800 MW), NSPCL Rourkela PP-II Expansion Project (1×250 MW) and lay the foundation stone of NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2×660 MW) with a total investment of Rs 28,978 Crore on 3rd February 2024.

Addressing the media persons today at Bhubaneswar, Sudip Nag, Regional Executive Director, (Eastern Region I & II), spoke on the upcoming developmental power projects to be flagged off by the Prime Minister of India.

Located in the Sundargarh district of Odisha, Darlipali STPP is a pit-head Power Station with Supercritical (highly efficient) Technology and supplies low-cost power to its beneficiary states, such as Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Sikkim.

The 250 MW project of NTPC-SAIL Power Company Ltd was established in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to provide reliable power for the steel plant which is vital for economic growth.

Further, NTPC is developing the Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage-III within old TTPS plant premises in the Angul district of Odisha, which was taken over by NTPC from the Odisha State Electricity Board in the year 1995. The old TTPS plant was decommissioned after completing more than 50 years of service to the Nation.

The upcoming plant will have highly efficient Ultra Super Critical Technology-based units and approximately three times the capacity of the old TTPS plant. While 50% capacity from this project is dedicated to the state of Odisha, other beneficiary states such as Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Assam will also get low-cost power from this pit-head station.

This project is being constructed with all modern environmental features like efficient electrostatic precipitator, Flue gas desulphurization, bio-mass cofiring, and covered storage space for coal and will thus help in lesser Specific Coal Consumption and CO2 emissions.

Besides creating direct and indirect employment opportunities in the region, these projects have contributed to the improvement of physical infrastructure such as approach roads, drainage, transportation and communication facilities. Various community development initiatives are also being undertaken by NTPC in the surrounding villages in the fields of education, drinking water, sanitation, health, women empowerment, rural sports, etc. NTPC has also set up a Medical College cum Hospital in Sundargarh, Odisha.

The press conference was also graced by Diwakar Kaushik, CEO, NSPCL, Gautam Deb, Executive Director, Talcher Thermal, Harjit Singh, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, New Delhi Ashok Kumar Sehgal, Business Unit Head, Talcher Kaniha, Harsha Nath Chakraborty, Business Unit Head, Darlipali, Rajnish Rastogi, CGM(HR), ER-II HQ, Tridib Dev, GM(OS), NSPCL and Veerandra Singh, Regional Officer, NHAI.

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