Panel suggests coal linkage to NTPCs project in MP
New Delhi: A high-level panel has recommended to provide fuel linkage to NTPCs Vindhyachal project in Madhya Pradesh if the plant is delinked from any coal mine alloted to the power producer, a government official has said.
The Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term) has recommended “grant of coal linkage to NTPC Vindhyachal V (Unit-13) of 500 mw from CIL (Coal India), subject to getting clearance from Ministry of Power that the plant has been delinked from the Pakri-Barwadih or any other coal block alloted to NTPC,” the official said.
According to the project proponent, Pakri-Barwadih coal block in Jharkhand was alloted to the power PSU as a basket mine and NTPCs Vindhyachal V (500 mw) was one of the end-use plants.
The Central Electricity Authority and the power ministry suggested to supply coal to this unit as per the provisions of the linkage policy for the power sector.