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NTPC production heads towards crisis in Korba plant

Steel News - Published on Fri, 30 Dec 2011

BS reported that the National Thermal Power Corporation is heading for major crises in Chhattisgarh as the company has been asked to cut down 50% production in its Korba power station after failing to make necessary arrangement for ash disposal.

The Korba power station of the NTPC has a total installed capacity of 2600 MW. Besides four units of 500 MW each, the station has three units of 200 MW each. Following heavy rains in September, the ash dyke constructed by the company in Dhanras village was badly damaged.

The dyke has been damaged to such an extent that it cannot store the entire ash coming down from the plant if it goes for full production. The NTPC management had earlier reached a temporary agreement with the state run power board to use its dyke located nearby. The arrangement was stopped after the company used the dyke for some time.

Chairman of Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board Mr P Baijendra Kumar told Business Standard that “The board has served notice on the NTPC asking to cut down the production in its Korba power station by 50%.”

He added that the company has been asked to produce power in accordance with its arrangement to dispose off the ash.

The Korba station of the NTPC will now have to confine its production to 1300 MW while complying with the CECB order.

The company is planning to construct a new ash-dyke. But the process has just started while the land acquisition work is also yet to be completed.

(Sourced from BS)

Posted By : admin on Fri, 30 Dec 2011
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