Coal and water linkages are in place for NTPC's new 1,600 thermal power plant at Ramagundam near here, a top company executive said on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference at Ramagundam, NTPC Executive Director P K Mohapatra said coal and water linkages have been obtained for the project, which will house two units of 800 MW each. Environment clearance has also been received for the electricity plant, he said, adding the foundation for the project would be laid next month.
For Phase-I, power purchase agreement has been executed with Telangana State Transmission Corp (Transco), Mohapatra said. "Both units are likely to be completed by October 2019." The PSU already has a thermal power plant at Ramagundam, nearly 70km from here, and the new facility is part of it
Coal will be sourced from Singareni Collieries, Mandakini block in Odisha and Western Coal fields, he said, adding water will come from Yellampally barrage. The state-run utility's existing plant at Ramagundam currently generates 2,600 MW. "It is one of the best power stations in India," Mohapatra said.
"Once the new units become operational, Ramagundam will house the largest power generating station in the country," Mohapatra told.