Country's top power producer NTPC Thursday said it shall set up 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Gujarat to meet the growing power requirement of the state.
The proposed thermal power project shall have two units of 660 MW super critical technology, utilising domestic coal blended with imported coal, a government statement said.
The Gujarat government has already given it's in-principle clearance for setting up the power project on surplus land available at the existing Dhurvaran plant of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL), it said.
Union Minister of State for Power Bharatsinh Solanki Thursday met a delegation of Gujarat State officials led by the state energy minister Saurabh Patel in New Delhi to review the modalities of the project.
NTPC Chairman and Managing Director R S Sharma was also present in the meeting.
The power producer is initiating site specific studies for establishing the techno-economic feasibility of the project. The feasibility report of the project is likely to be ready by March, 2011.
NTPC operates gas fired power plants in Surat and Bharuch districts of Gujarat. The gas based power plant of NTPC at Kawas in Surat has installed capacity of 645 MW, while the one at Jhanor-Gandhar in Bharuch has 648 MW.