The NTPC has planned to add 20,976 MW of additional power to its current installed capacity of 51,671 MW in the next seven years. The investment is estimated to be Rs 5 crore. As per the policy guidelines set by the Central Government, the projects that are in operation for over 25 years and have a less capacity are expected to be phased out. As reported, the Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) and Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) are two NTPC projects for which phasing out process has already been started.
The plans to set up a two-phase 1,320 MW super critical plant is already in place and there are plans to phase out 460 MW in next five years, reports indicate. India's largest power generator has planned to start commercial operation of its first 1,600 MW super thermal power project that is under construction with an estimated investment of Rs 12,500 crore at Darlipali in Sundergarh district. The plant will have a capacity of 800 MW and is expected to be commissioned in March 2019. The second unit would be commissioned in September, six months after the commissioning of the first one. While Odisha would get 50 per cent of the total power generated in the plant, the rest would be supplied to West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Sikkim.