Power major NTPC has agreed to jointly develop a 2,400 MW thermal power plant in Dhenkanal district with State-owned Odisha Thermal Power Corporation.
NTPC CMD Arun Roy Choudhury, who met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the day, said Odisha was important for NTPC. ¨We are expanding projects in the State. The Chief Minister has suggested that we take up some projects.¨
The company, he said, has already agreed to set up a 1,000 MW solar power station in Andhra Pradesh, a 750 MW one in Madhya Pradesh and also in Rajasthan and Telangana. It was also decided that NTPC would be a partner in OTPCL´s proposed 2400 (3x800) MW coal fired power plant to be set up at an investment of Rs 10,000 crore. The proposed unit would be set up at Kamakshyanagar in Dhenkanal distict.