CM Dedicates Odisha’s Largest Thermal Power Plant To Public

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01 March 2019


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Jharsuguda: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the largest thermal power plant to the people of our State. The Rs 15,000 crore worth Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC)’s thermal power project is situated at Banharpali in the district here.

Addressed the gathering, the Chief Minister said, “OPGC’s power plant was inaugurated today. Today new history has been created in Odisha’s power sector. The expansion project of OPGC’s 1,320 MW was inaugurated today. It will play a pivotal role in providing quality power to the people of Odisha for the next 25 years.”

“It’s a matter of pleasure that electricity has reached all the villages of Odisha today. Electricity connection has been given to the houses of one crore people. This will solve the problems of students, farmers, women and all,” he stated.

The Chief Minister also stated, “I thank the general public of Banharpali for the success of this project. The displaced families have been rehabilitated in the new colony. Stress is being given to the education, health and skill development of the children of the displaced families. The State Government will make all arrangements for the improvement in their normal life.”

“I would like to thank the Energy Department, OPGC, Jharsuguda district administration and the general public for all these projects. I would like to thank and congratulate the experts from abroad who contributed so much to the project,” remarked the Odisha Chief Minister.

As per the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), this state-of-the-art thermal plant has a thermal power generation output of 1,320 MW and will supply electricity for the next 25 years.

The plant will be supplied 8 million tonnes (MTs) of coal annually from the Manoharpur Coal Mines. The State Government owns the Odisha Coal and Power Limited (OCPL) mines at Manoharpali.

As the CMO sources, the Chief Minister first visited the OPGC Control Room of Unit 3 & 4 and interacted with the officers on the plant’s features and operation.

Departing from the OPGC Control Room, the Chief Minister headed to Rajiv Gandhi Ground at Banharpali and inaugurated the 2x660 MW Unit 3 & 4, ITPS.

He had announced for the OPGC new units on February 23, 2014. Later on, he addressed the gathering.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha