State-run power giant NLC has given updates on its project. It said; “NLCIL’s Thermal Power Station (TPS l) (600 MW) is the oldest power plant of the company in operation since the year 1962. Considering the age of the Plant, a new Power Plant viz., Neyveli New Thermal Power Plant (NNTTP) of 1000 MW (2 x 500 MW) capacity is under implementation.”
It said presently the power generated from TPS-l (after auxiliary consumption) is being supplied to TANGEDCO as per the Power Supply Agreement (PSA), which is valid for a period of 5 years (up to 31.03.2019) or commissioning of NNTPP whichever is earlier, unless it is specifically extended on mutually.
The Unit – l of NNTPP is in advanced stage of commissioning, while the Unit – II is expected to be synchronised shortly. Since the commissioning and stabilization of both the Units of NNTPP may take some more time, TANGEDCO was requested to extend the existing PSA up to 30.09.2019 on a mutually agreed terms & conditions as provided in the PSA.
It is reported in India Projects News that the proposal for extending the PSA beyond 31.03.2019 was not agreed to by TANGEDCO. However, discussions are underway with TANGEDCO for extension of the existing PSA on mutually agreed terms till the commissioning of both the Units of NNTPP, it said.
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