The Uprvunl (Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd) and NTPC have formed a joint venture (JV) to set up a 1,600 MW Anpara-E Thermal power plant at Sonbhadra, Lucknow. The project aims to boost the electricity availability in the state.
The proposed project received approval from Uprvunl on Monday, November 20 and will be set up by Meja Utpadan Nigam Ltd at an estimated construction cost of 18,624 INR-Crore. A proposal will be sent to the state government for further approval.
Anpara A, B & D units are currently owned by Uprvunl (worth a total capacity of 2,630 MW), while Anpara C is under Lanco, a private company (worth a capacity of 1,200 MW).
Ashish Kumar Goyel, chairman of all the energy corporations in the state, directed officials to ensure early operation of the first unit at both plants for uninterrupted power supply to people during next year’s summer.
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