NTPC Mouda plant may perhaps run up to full capacity almost immediately: Official

Posted January 23, 2015 by Nikhilmishra

The plant has been guaranteed fresh coal supply agreement by Western Coalfields Ltd

NTPC’s initial plant in Maharashtra’s Mouda region may perhaps run up to its full capability within subsequent couple of months since it has been guaranteed fresh coal supply agreement by Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL), an official said.

At present, NTPC’s Mouda facility, concerning 40 kms from here, gets coal distribution from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha, and because of the extended distance of above 600 kms, power production rate has shot up because of high transport expenditures, Group General Manager V Thangapandian.

The production charge which is at present Rs 3.90 a unit will go down considerably to almost Rs 2.50, which will enhance the demand, he said.

“We have been guaranteed coal transmission of 17 lakh tonnes by WCL from its Majri mines in Chandrapur district, which is approximately 160 kms and road and rail network for transportation like railway siding will be prepared in two months,” Thangapandian said.

There are two production components of 500 MW each presently on stream at the Mouda plant. But of belatedly, because of low stipulation from farms and domestic subdivision and moderately high charge, the plant is not functioning up to its complete capability.

The Mouda plant has power purchase conformity with the state administration for 350 MW.

NTPC, country’s chief power manufacturer with a power production capability of 43,143 MW, has plants at Korba in Chhattisgarh where production rates is as low as 95 paise and at Vindhyachal and Sipat, it is approximately Rs 1.50 a unit, he said.

Looking to supply the power requirements, NTPC is going to the lead with stage II at Mouda below which two additional components of wonderful critical 660 MW each would be set up by May and November of 2016, correspondingly, the representative said.

Work on these tactics is succeeding at a rapid velocity. On the nationwide circumstances, NTPC has set objective to accomplish the manufacture goal of 1.28 lakh MW by year 2032, Thangapandian said.

The Maharatna PSU has previously ventured into solar power and develops 95 MW all the way through it.

NTPC has in recent times decided to begin the largest 1,000 MW solar power ability in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh and the AP administration has assigned land for it, he added.
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Last Updated January 23, 2015