Talabira power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}}Talabira power station is a proposed 2,400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Odisha, India.


The project would be located in Khumbari and Taraikela villages, Jharsuguda district, Odisha. The map below shows Khumbari village, but not the exact location of the project:

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The project has been in discussion since at least 2011. It was referred to as a 1,000 megawatt (MW) project on the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) website[1] and a 2,000MW project in Hindu Business.[2] It was proposed to be developed by a joint venture between NLC and Mahanadi Coal Fields Limited. NLC stated on its website that it was proposed that the power station source coal from the Talabira Mine in the adjacent lb Valley. NLC, Mahanadi Coal Fields and Hindalco were proposing to establish a separate joint venture company for the mining operation.[1]

The project subsequently dropped from the company websites, and was not mentioned again until September 5, 2017, when NLC India applied for a 3 x 800 MW coal plant known as NLC-Talabira. Coal would be met from the captive Talabira mines.[3]

A terms of reference was granted on December 27, 2017.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC India)
Location: Khumbari and Taraikela villages, Jharsuguda district, Odisha
Coordinates: 21.7703289, 83.9744081 (approximate)
Capacity: 2,400 MW (Units 1-3: 800 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Talabira mines, Odisha
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, December 27, 2017

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Neyveli Lignite Corporation, "Future Plans", Neyveli Lignite Corporation website, accessed May 2014.
  2. "Govt panel favours environment clearance for Hindalco’s Orissa project", The Hindu, July 17, 2011.
  3. Form 1, India MoEF, Sep 5, 2017
  4. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, December 27, 2017

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