NTPC Talcher Kaniha generated 23754 MU power during the fiscal year

ntpccBhubaneswar: NTPC Talcher Kaniha organized a press meet for local journalists. The Press Meet was addressed by Shri N K Kothari, Executive Director,Talcher Kaniha. Speaking to the media persons, he shared the following highlights of the station.

3000 MW NTPC Kaniha power station has generated 23754 MU power during the fiscal year 2015-16 till 28.03.2016 with PLF(Plant load factor) of 90.89% as compared to last year’s 23482 MW having PLF of 90.09%.The station has generated more 272 MW power with improvement in PLF of 0.80%.He further added that by end of the March 2016 , the station can achieve PLF of 91%.

The station currently ranked 4th in the country in terms of PLF amongst all the Thermal Power Stations (TPSs ),ranked 3rd amongst all NTPC Stations with a PLF of 90.89 %.The station had highest coal stock of 11.04 LMT on 16th Apr’15 and had highest PLF for the month of Dec-15 amongst NTPC Stations.

Environment Initiatives

Till date more than 12.80 lakh trees have been planted by Talcher Kaniha in and around the power station.As a special project, plantation of 2,00,000 saplings in Bhaluki & Satyabandha has been undertaken through M/s. OFDC, Govt. of Odisha .The project cost is approximately Rs.5 crores.

For maximum Ash utilization ,the station has completed study through CMPDI for mine void filling in future. The station will submit the report for MOEF for further clearance. The station has plans to have a new silo with railway rack facilities for ash transportation with investment of 121 crore. The work of Ash Park is also in progress in collaboration with district administration.

The existing MS ash slurry pipe lines are being replaced with Cast Basalt Pipe Lines as a protection measure. Till date 24 km of pipe has been completed. The purpose is to achieve zero leakage through ash pipe lines.

ESP Renovation & Modernization for both Stage-I and II has been taken up to meet the future environment norms of Pollution Control board.

As a commitment towards venturing in to environment friendly renewable source of energy, 10 MW Solar Plant was commissioned at Talcher Kaniha .The solar is environment friendly with no emission i.e zero pollution.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives

Multi Skill Centre:Under the Skill Development mission of Govt. of India, NTPC Kaniha has taken the lead role in establishing the first Multi Skill Development centre at Talcher Kaniha which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Power and Coal (Ind Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal and Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas (Ind Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on September 3,2015.

In this regard, NTPC Kaniha has extended its infrastructure to NSDC partner for establishing a multi skill centre at NTPC Kaniha premise. The Multi skill centre has a plan to train approximately 250 youths and their employment. Currently, Centre has started with 30 students for BPO training. The training is being provided by NSDC partner M/s GRAS Academy,Angul.

Till date, 30 students in the first batch have undergone training on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) from November 7-December 31, 2015.Out of 30 trainees, 27 have already got employment. At present 85 students are undergoing training on BPO. The training is inclusive of basic computer knowledge.

Public Health: To provide affordable medical facilities to local villagers in NTPC hospital NTPC Kaniha is charging a token money of Rs.11/- only.To express our respect and gratitude to our freedom fighters, their treatment is being done free of cost at our hospital.

Swacch Vidyalaya Abhiyan : Under “Swacch Vidyalaya Abhiyan”, NTPC Kaniha has constructed 876 no.s of toilets in four blocks of Angul District. Approximately 42300 students will be benefitted from this project.

Education: It has been proposed to select 30 students from nearby villages and sponsor for study at CIPET (Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology) Bhubaneswar. First batch of 18 students have started the training from March 15,2016 in the current fiscal year. The children of LAPs/SAPs are preferred for undergoing 4 months (Advance Electrical Maintenance with PLC course).NTPC Kaniha is spending Rs.40,000/- per student. This cost includes (Course material, Uniform,Training Kit & accommodation etc). Total project cost is Rs.12 lakhs.

Piped drinking water supply system: The power station is currently providing drinking water to four villages i.e Rangabeda, Gadasila, Karadei, Kateni through piped drinking supply system. An Amount of Rs.298.68 lakhs has been deposited with RWS&S.

Four more villages ( Derang ,Masunihota,Bhuinpur & Takua)will be connected with drinking water supply through this scheme soon. In this regard, an amount of Rs.1 crore is already deposited in year 2013-14 and additional amount of Rs.1.5 crore will be deposited with RWS&S soon.

Apart from this, the station is providing drinking water to villages of Kaniha block through water tankers during summer season every year.NTPC Kaniha in association with RWS&S is going to provide drinking water in villages & schools through installation of bore wells/ tube wells in the next fiscal year with approximate cost of 50 lakhs.

Empowerment of Rural Women: Distribution of sewing machines, training programme on tailoring ,stitching & embroidery ,beautification ,training programme on food processing & fruit preservation for rural women. During the current fiscal year, 30 rural women in tailoring, 40 women on food processing & fruit preservation & 15 women on beautification were trained.

Solar Power: Supply of Solar lights & cooking stove under IDES to 500 families at Satkosia Wild Life Sanctuary, Angul. More 280 families of Satkosia Wild Life Sanctuary will be provided with solar lights & cooking stove under IDES soon.

Merit Scholarship: In this fiscal year, 396 students of 63 UP & High Schools from 55 villages have been awarded with merit scholarships. Solar lanterns were distributed to each meritorious student. Till date 1544 students has been awarded with merit scholarship during the last five years by NTPC Kaniha.

Future Expansion: The station plan have expansion of 2 x 800 MW (1600 mw). At present feasibility Report (FR) studies have been initiated. With expansion, the cost of power will become cheaper as the new units will come in the existing plant campus , no additional land is required.

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