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Cabinet nod to more power allocation for Telangana, Jharkhand from NTPC projects

The Cabinet approved a proposal moved by the Ministry of Power to allocate 85% power generated from two NTPC projects, one in Telangana and another in Jharkhand, to the two states

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal moved by the Ministry of Power to allocate 85 percent power generated from Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (4000MW) of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) to the government of Telangana 85 percent power from expansion project of Patratu Thermal Power Station (4,000MW) of Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL), a subsidiary company of NTPC Ltd, to the state government of Jharkhand.

What’s on the anvil?

Both the projects are being set up in two phases. Telangana Super Thermal Power Project is going to come up at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district and the Patratu Super Thermal Power Station will come at Patratu in the Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. 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 the first phase while two units 800 MW each in the second phase. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 mandates that TPC shall establish a 4,000 MW power facility in the successor state Telangana, as mentioned in the Thirteenth Schedule of the Act. The allocation of 85% power from PTPS expansion project (4000MW) was a prime condition in the Joint Venture Agreement between the government of Jharkhand and NTPC Ltd for 4,000 MW capacity expansion of PTPS.

Current status

Presently, Phase-I of both the projects is under construction. Telangana Super Thermal Power Project expected to commission in the third quarter of 2020-2021. As per the investment approval dated January 29, 2016, the indicative completion cost of the Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TSTPP) is Rs 11,811.26 crores, out of which Rs 1,849 crores expenditure have been incurred up to March 2018. Further, Phase-I of Patratu Super Thermal Power Station is expected to get commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2022-2023. As per the investment approval dated October 30, 2017, the indicative completion cost of the PTPS expansion project is Rs 18,668 crores, out of which Rs 247.66 crore expenditure has been incurred up to March 2018.