Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate several key power projects in Odisha during his one-day visit on February 3. The projects include the NTPC Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station (2×800 MW), NSPCL Rourkela PP Expansion Project (1×250 MW), and the foundation stone laying of NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2×660 MW), involving a total investment of Rs 28.978 crore.
Sudip Nag, Regional Executive Director (Eastern Region I & II), shared details of the upcoming developmental projects during a press briefing. The Darlipali STPP, located in Sundargarh district, utilizes supercritical technology, providing cost-effective power to states like Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, and Sikkim.
The 250 MW project by NTPC-SAIL Power Company Ltd in Rourkela Steel Plant aims to supply reliable power crucial for the economic growth of the steel plant.
Additionally, NTPC is progressing with the Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage III in Angul district. The plant, established within the old TTPS plant premises, features highly efficient ultra supercritical technology-based units, with three times the capacity of the old plant. While 50% of the capacity benefits Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Assam will also receive low-cost power.
The project emphasizes modern environmental features, including efficient electrostatic precipitator, Flue gas desulphurization, bio-mass cofiring, and covered storage space for coal. These measures contribute to lower Specific Coal Consumption and C02 emissions.
Apart from generating direct and indirect employment opportunities, these projects have led to improvements in physical infrastructure such as approach roads, drainage, transportation, and communication facilities in the region.