Progressing Punjab: Talwandi Saboo thermal power plant fully operational

Vedanta Power Plant Mansa

Mansa: Punjab industry gets a big boost as Vedanta’s 1,980 mw Talwandi Saboo thermal power plant becomes fully operational with the 660-mw third unit starting commercial generation. “The third 660 mw unit of Talwandi Sabo power plant in Punjab has put commercial production on August 24, 2016, and will be capitalised in September 2016,” as per Vedanta press release.

Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd (TSPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vedanta, had set up a coal-based supercritical thermal power plant in district Mansa of Punjab.

The 100 per cent power generated from this project shall be supplied to PSPCL for 25 years.

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The company also said the auctions of coal linkages for captive power plants were conducted by Coal India in August and has secured 6.09 million tonnes per annum for its captive power plants, that supplies power to its Aluminium smelters at Jharsuguda and Balco.

The tenure of the linkage is five years with an option to extend this further. The premium paid was Rs 96 per tonne, which is 10 per cent over Coal India linkage price of captive power plants.