Talcher power station

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Talcher power station is a 460-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Odisha, India, which is owned and operated by the National Thermal Power Corporation.[1]

A 1320 MW expansion has been proposed at the same location.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Angul district.

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Talcher (old) power station is a 460 MW facility consisting of six units built between 1967 and 1983.[2]

Proposed 1320 MW expansion

It was reported in August 2010 that Talcher Thermal Power Station would be expanded by adding two 660 MW units at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore. Tenders for the expansion would be floated by October, 2010, and the project is expected to be completed in five years.[3]

In 2010, NTPC signed a Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with GRIDCO Limited of Orissa (now Odisha) for sale of power from its proposed Talcher Thermal Expansion.[4]

In 2009, the project received a Terms of Reference from the Ministry of Environment and Forests,[5] and again on October 22, 2014.[6]

In June 2015, NTPC said coal for the expansion would be provided from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) of Coal India.[7]

As of November 2016, NTPC was in the process of planning a new public hearing.[8]

An EIA was submitted in January 2018. It stated the plant would use ultra-supercritical technology, with unit 1 planned for commissioning in 2022 and unit 2 in 2026. Efforts are being made to source the coal from Talcher area of Mahanadi Coal fields.[9]

In April 2018, a top NTPC official said tenders for two 660 MW units at its Talcher power plant are almost ready.[10] Environmental clearance for the units was granted on September 9, 2018.[11] That day, NTPC's board approved an investment of Rs 9,785 crore for the 1,320 MW expansion.[12]

Project Details for 1320 MW expansion

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Digi village, Angul district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.9110615, 85.2072412 (exact)[2]
Status: Permitted
Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Start date: 2022, 2026
Type: ultra-supercritical
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Domestic
Source of financing: US$1,327,765,076 in equity from NTPC[12]
Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Coal Based Power Stations ", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Talcher (old) power station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed May 2014
  3. "NTPC to add another 500 mw to Talcher plant" Fe Bureaus, The Financial Express, August 10, 2010.
  4. "NTPC signs PPA with GRIDCO," Construction Week, Jan 3, 2011.
  5. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, 24 August 2009
  6. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, October 22, 2014
  7. "NTPC planning 3,000 MW capacity addition at Talcher," Live Mint, June 11, 2015
  8. "Project Details," Construction Intelligence Center, accessed May 2017
  9. EIA, NTPC, Jan 2018
  10. "NTPC to float tenders to meet FY19 capacity addition target," Financial Express, Apr 20, 2018
  11. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, September 9, 2018
  12. 12.0 12.1 "NTPC board approves Rs 9.7k crore investment for 1,320 MW expansion at Talcher plant," Economic Times, Sep 9, 2018

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