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.