Bhubaneswar: NTPC and Gridco will take a final call on the fate of the Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) in Odisha. Generation from the plant has shut down as it outlived it’s life. Worse, the fate of proposed 1320 MW (2×660) super critical plant project is hanging in balance.

At a high-level meeting held between the Odisha chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and NTPC chairman Gurdeep Singh, here on Monday decided that the NTPC and Gridco would jointly study the feasibility of setting up of one or two super critical unit of 660MW taking into consideration the demand in the State and the potential of power trading in the national market. The NTPC chairman said that he would appraise the State government about the future plan of action.

The chief secretary stressed that the old plant be re-commissioned till the new units are synchronised with the State grid.

The Odisha government’s High-level Clearance Authority (HLCA) headed by chief minister has cleared the Rs 7,700 crore 1320MW super critical power station.

Today’s meeting was attended by State principal secretary energy Nikunja Bihari Dhal, principal secretary industries Hemanta Sharma and NTPC project director Ujjwala Kanti Bhattacharjya.