NTPC Lifts ‘Excess’ Coal From Odisha’s Talabira Mines For Thermal Power Projects
New Delhi: Country’s largest power generator NTPC has commenced coal offtake from Talabira Mines of NLC India Limited in Odisha to strengthen its fuel security.
A Navratna Company under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal, NLC is operating Talabira II&III coal mines (20 MT annual capacity) in the state.
According to the agreement, NTPC will offtake coal from Talabira mines to Lara and Darlipalli. Besides, it will also ramp up coal production from its captive mines.
Talabira mines commenced production from 2020-21 and have been supplying coal to its end-use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, a PIB release said. It has also been selling the excess coal quantity after fulfilling the requirement of the end-use plant through e-auction to meet the requirement of the country`s coal supply.
The release further said that the Ministry of Coal has taken all efforts to augment coal supply to the power sector and offered to supply coal from Talabira II&III mines to NTPC for their power plants. The coal delivery to the Darlipali power station in Sundargarh district began on Thursday, it added.