NHDC‘s 2X660 MW thermal power project is unlikely to materialize in the near future due to non availability of the coal linkage. NHDC had applied for coal linkage in June 2009 but the project does not find place in the Ministry of Coal’s list of allotment of coal blocks for power projects commencing during 12th five year plan. According to sources in NHDC, there is no possibility of getting coal linkage for the said project at least in the foreseeable future.
NHDC, as a consequence of this development, has decided to foreclose the contract of consultancy services of NTPC for preparation of DPR and technical specifications for site specific studies for 1,320 MW Reva TPP.
Reva TPP is coming up in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The project envisages construction of two units of 660 MW each. The total project cost has been estimated at Rs. 6,600 crore. Both units of the project are scheduled to be commissioned within the 13th five year Plan period.