NLC seeks public opinion for import of coal for power proj
New Delhi: Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has sought suggestions from the general public with regard to its proposal to import coal for its Rs 14,375-crore thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh.
“Chief Executive Officer, Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd (NUPPL)…On behalf of NUPPL 3×660 MW supercritical coal-based Ghatampur Thermal Power Plant wants to inform the general public the impact of burning imported coal in this power plant,” NLC said.
“Anybody having any observation/suggestion/objection etc. may…Give his stand in writing,” the company further said.
The Coal Ministry had earlier allocated the Pachwara South mine in Jharkhand for the project. With delays in development of the block, there is a proposal by NUPPL to use imported coal in its proposed 1980 MW project till the time the mine begins production, the company said.
NLC had earlier signed an pact with Uttar Pradesh in 2010 to set up a thermal power plant in joint venture with UP Rajya Vidyut Utapadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL).
The joint venture agreement was signed between NLC and UPRVUNL in October 2012 and the JV company was formed in November 2012.
Neyveli Lignite Corp had also earlier invited global firms for providing consultancy for the power project.