NTPC seeks more NCL coal under flexi scheme
KOLKATA, Jan 13 (PTI)
STATE-RUN power producer NTPC Ltd has sought more coal from Coal India subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) under the Flexi Utilisation of Domestic Coal scheme, a top official has said.
NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh has urged NCL to extend its support further to the upcounty power stations of NTPC including Mauda Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Maharashtra under the Flexi Utilization of Domestic Coal scheme, a NCL official told PTI. Singh was on a visit this weekend to Nigahi Coal mine of NCL that feeds coal to NTPC’s Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) -- Indias largest thermal power station. Mauda supercritcal thermal power station has a capacity of 2,320 MW (500 MW x 2 and 660 MW x 2). However, the power station is presently operating at nearly half its capacity although NTPC is hopeful of making use of its full capacity by the end of this fiscal. As on December 31, 2018, the plant had utilised just 1,160 MW out of the total 2,320 MW capacity.