Proposal for Higher Allocation of Power to Home State from Under Construction Projects of NTPC Ltd. (Download PDF)

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The Union Cabinet approved the Proposal of Ministry of Power to allocate 85 % power to the Government of Telangana generated from Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (4000MW) of NTPC Ltd. and 85 % power from expansion project of Patratu Thermal Power Station (4000MW) of Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL), a subsidiary company of NTPC Ltd, to the State Government of Jharkhand.

Image of Thermal power station

Image of Thermal Power Station

Image of Thermal power station

Telangana Super Thermal Power Project will come up at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district and the Patratu Super Thermal Power Station will come at Patratu in the Ramgarh district of Jharkhand

Details

Both the projects are being set up in two phases.

  • The first phase of the TSTPP will comprise two units of 800 MW each and second phase for three units of 800 MW each.

  • Patratu Thermal Power Station (PTPS) will comprise three units of 800 MW each in first phase while two units 800 MW each in second phase.

  • The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 mandates that TPC shall establish a 4000 MW power facility in the Successor State Telengana, as mentioned in the Thirteenth Schedule of the Act.

  • The allocation of 85 % power from PTPS expansion project (4000MW) was prime condition in the Joint Venture Agreement between Government of Jharkhand and NTPC Ltd. for 4000 MW capacity expansion of PTPS.

  • Presently, Phase-I of both the projects are under construction.

  • Telangana Super Thermal Power Project expected to commission in third quarter of 2020 - 2021.

  • As per the investment approval dated 29.01. 2016, the indicative completion cost of the Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TSTPP) is Rs. 11811.26 crs. out of which Rs. 1849 crs. expenditure have been incurred upto March 2018.

  • Further, Phase-I of Patratu Super Thermal Power Station expected to commission in fourth quarter of 2022 - 2023.

  • As per the investment approval dated 30.10. 2017, the indicative completion cost of the PTPS expansion project is Rs. 18668 crores out of which Rs. 247.66 crore expenditure have been incurred upto March, 2018

Image of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project

Image of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project

Image of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project

Impact

  • Higher allocation of Power to the State of Telangana from TSTPP will ensure that the Central Government has taken the necessary measures as enumerated in the Thirteenth Schedule of the AP reorganisation act, for the progress and sustainable development of the successor States.

  • Higher allocation of Power to the State of Jharkhand from PTPS will also help in improving the power scenario of the State.

  • It will facilitate mission of the Government towards providing power to all.

Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL)

  • The JV Company namely Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUN Limited) was incorporated on 15.10. 2015. It is a joint venture of a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd with shareholding of 74 % and Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) with shareholding of 26%.

  • The JV Company is formed to install 4000 MW coal based thermal power plant consisting of 5 units of 800 MW each which is to be implemented in two phases (Phase I: 3 x 800 MW and Phase II: 2 x 800 MW).

  • Presently the JV Company is pursuing the Phase-I (3 x 800 MW) of Capacity addition. The funding for the project is proposed at Debt/Equity Ratio of 75: 25. The equity will be contributed by the JV partners, NTPC and JBVNL. The debt funding has been tied up with Rural Electrification Corporation (REC).

  • 85 % of 4000MW power from the project will be allocated to State of Jharkhand. Banhardih captive coal block has been allocated to PVUN for end use. Banhardih Coal Mine has a Reserve of about 956 MT with total area of ~18 sq KM. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given final Environmental Clearance to the project. AAI has issued Civil Aviation Clearance. Jharkhand Urja Utpadan Nigam Ltd has sanctioned 27 cusec water for the thermal project which shall be drawn from Patratu Dam reservoir.

NTPC

  • NTPC limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and is promoted by the Government of India. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi.

  • Founded: 1975

  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India

  • Owner: Government of India

  • Purpose: Electricity generation and distribution natural gas exploration, production, transportation and distribution

  • Power stations: North Karanpura Thermal Power Station

- Published/Last Modified on: April 26, 2019

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