NLCIL Talabira Project Begins Coal Supply to NTPC Darlipali Power Station

Navratna company NLC India Ltd’s (NLCIL) Talabira project has commenced the production and supplying coal to its end-use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu from the financial year 2020-21.

October 16, 2021. By Manu Tayal

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Navratna company NLC India Ltd’s (NLCIL) Talabira project has commenced the production and supplying coal to its end-use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu from the financial year 2020-21.

State-owned NLCIL has been operating Talabira II&III coal mines with 20 MT annual capacity in the state of Odisha.

Further to meet the requirement of the country’s coal supply, the excess coal quantity after fulfilling the requirement of end-use plant, selling the coal to open market through E-auction with due permission from the Coal Ministry, the government said in a notification.

The Ministry of Coal has taken all efforts to augment coal supplies to the power sector and decided to divert and augment supplies to the power sector from captive coal blocks, it added.

It also offered coal supply from Talabira II&III mines to NTPC for the latter’s power plant.

In this connection, both the companies worked together to commence the supply of coal from Talabira II&III OCP to NTPC (Darlipali and Lara Power Plants).

With timely support and necessary coal delivery permits from the Department of Mines, Govt. of Odisha, the coal delivery to the Darlipali power station has been commenced within 24 hours from the directives from the Ministry of Coal, it further said.

In its effort to strengthen fuel security, NTPC commenced coal offtake from Talabira Mines of NLC in Odisha.

As per the agreement, NTPC will offtake coal from Talabira mines to Lara and Darlipalli.

Besides this, NTPC is also ramping up coal production from its captive mines.

The present installed capacity of NTPC Group is 66,900 MW (including 13,425 MW through JVs/Subsidiaries) comprising of 47 NTPC stations (23 coal-based stations, 7 gas-based stations, 1 hydro station, 1 small hydro, 14 solar PV, and 1 wind-based station) and 26 joint venture stations (9 coal-based, 4 gas-based, 8 hydro, 1 small hydro 2 wind and 2 solar PV).
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