The NLC Talabira Thermal Power Project is 3,200MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Odisha, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in April 2026. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed and currently owned by NLC India.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be coal. In case of shortage of coal the plant will run on Light Diesel Oil/ Heavy Fuel Oil. The fuel will be procured from Talabira-II, Talabira-III Coal Blocks.

NLC Talabira Thermal Power Project (NLC Talabira Thermal Power Project Stage I Unit I) consists of 3 steam turbines with 800MW nameplate capacity.

NLC Talabira Thermal Power Project (NLC Talabira Thermal Power Project Stage I Unit II) consists of 1 steam turbine with 800MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by April 2026.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to National Aluminium under a power purchase agreement. The offtake capacity is expected to be 1,200MW.

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About NLC India

NLC India Ltd (NLC) a Government of India Enterprise, is a mining and power generation company. It operates opencast lignite mines; produces electricity using the lignite, coal and from renewable sources such as wind and solar sources. The company sells electricity to state DISCOMS in Southern India and Rajasthan. NLC also has interests in various mining and power generation projects under implementation phase. The company has power plants and mines in Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Rajasthan. It has liaison/inspection offices in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and New Delhi. NLC is headquartered in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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