Ghatampur Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh Approved by CCEA [ Current Affairs ]


Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) given approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) in Ghatampur, Uttar Pradesh. GTPC project has of 1980 MW (3 X 660 MW) capacity.

  • Project would be installed through a Joint Venture (JV) Company named Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL).
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Key Features:

  • NUPPL is formed mutually by Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL).
  • Project implementation estimated cost of 17, 237.8 crore rupees including Interest during Construction component of 3, 202.42 crore rupees.
  • Commissioning of Unit of the plant will be in (from starting date):

    • Unit I - 52 months
    • Unit II - 58 months
    • Unit III - 64 months
  • Power generated by the GTPS (about 14000 MU/annum) will mostly supplied to Uttar Pradesh.
  • In Jharkhand Union Ministry of Coal has already allotted Pachwara South coal block for meeting the coal requirement of the project.

About Thermal Power Project:

  • Thermal power station is a power plant in heat energy is converted to electric power.
  • In most of the world the turbine is steam energetic. Water is heated, turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.
  • In thermal energy source includes coal, geothermal, nuclear, solar thermal electric, and waste burning plants, as well as many natural gas power plants are thermal.

- Published on: July 22, 2016