Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the Centre to take steps for early execution of the Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) Stage-III project and deal with the priority associated to the closure of the state’s first thermal energy technology venture. Patnaik in a letter to Union Minister for Energy and New and Renewable Power R Ok Singh urged him to intervene and direct NTPC Ltd to deal with the issues.
” ..I draw your fast consideration and request you to direct NTPC to deal with the issues associated to closure of TTPS and take steps for the early execution of TTPS Stage-III venture. I guarantee you all help from the state authorities on this regard,” Patnaik wrote within the letter on March 22.
TTPS is among the oldest thermal energy stations arrange by the Odisha authorities, Patnaik mentioned, including that the venture was arrange by the Odisha authorities, Stage-I (240 MW) and commissioned in 1968, the Stage-II (220 MW) in 1982.
Nonetheless, the NTPC acquired it in 1995.
“In 2010, NTPC proposed to increase the capability of the station and set up 2 items of 660 MW every. The state- designated company, GRIDCO Ltd, promptly signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NTPC in December 2010 for 660 MW. The growth venture additionally acquired the approval of the state authorities in February 2020. Nonetheless, NTPC is but to start out the execution,” he mentioned.
Patnaik mentioned the closure of TTPS from March 31, 2021, can have a extreme direct and oblique impression on 1000’s of households and the native financial system.
In the meantime, all of the six items of TTPS-NTPC are closed since Tuesday evening and the facility technology has come all the way down to a grinding halt, official sources mentioned.
Earlier the plant had a technology of 87 per cent plant load issue (PLF) from its 460 MW put in capability, they mentioned.
The vegetation have been closed in view of an instruction of the Central Air pollution Management Board to shut the plant by March 31, 2021, they mentioned.
Police and CISF personnel are deployed on the primary gate of the plant apprehending legislation and order scenario, mentioned D N Tiwari, Group Common Supervisor of the plant.
Mahesh Sahoo, Native MP from Dhenkanal, has warned NTPC that it could face its penalties and no coal can be allowed to go to its 3,000 MW Kaniha Tremendous Thermal Energy plant if the TTPS vegetation weren’t operated quickly.
As a result of closure of the plant round 5,000 folks each everlasting and short-term employees, can be out of employment, Sahoo claimed. COR AAM RG RG