The country's largest thermal power generator, NTPC, may set up a thermal power project at Gadarwara, in Madhya Pradesh, a source in-the-know of the development said.
NTPC officials today met Madhya Pradesh state government officials and are believed to have discussed the possibility of setting up a coal-based power project in the state.
Stage-I of the project shall have an installed capacity of 1,320 Mw (2x660 Mw).
NTPC has a total installed capacity of 32,194 Mw, out of which 8,593 Mw is in the Western Region.
The largest project of the company, the 3,260-Mw Vindhyachal Project, is also situated in Madhya Pradesh.
NTPC had earlier decided to set up 3,960-Mw supercritical thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh on the initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who wanted to set up a power plant in the Bundelkhand region.
However, the project has been put on hold after the UP government demanded that all the power produced from the project should go to the home state, whereas the rules permit the sale of only 50 per cent of the electricity generated to the state where the plant is set up.