NTPC clocks highest ever annual cumulative gross generation of 263.95 BU


KOLKATA: NTPCBSE -0.56 % and its group companies collectively achieved highest ever cumulative gross generation of 263.95 billion units on Thursday during current year surpassing previous annual best of 263.42 billion units recorded in FY-16. Generation of the group registered an annual growth of 4.71% over last year.

NTPC’s pit head coal stations, with total capacity of 25840 MW, recorded capacity utilisation of 95.71% on that day and cumulative monthly capacity utilisation of 91.4% for March-17 till date.

As many as 29 units of NTPC coal plants have generated at a capacity utilisation level of more than 100% on that day.

“NTPC stations have continued excellent performance in the current month with Vindhyachal station, India’s largest power station having capacity of 4760 MW, achieving highest ever day generation of 114.254 million units at full capacity utilisation March-8. Mouda Thermal Power station also recorded highest ever day generation of 31.2 million units on March 9, and solar generation of NTPC touched maximum of 2.353 million units on March 12.

NTPC, the country’s largest power utility contributed 24 % of country’s generation. NTPC is the third largest power company in terms of coal based power generation capacity, 2nd in capacity utilisation, 3rd in machine availability and 7th in terms of electricity generation, among the top twenty coal based power generating companies globally.

NTPC has total installed capacity of 48,188 MW from its 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one hydro and 9 subsidiaries and joint venture power stations. The company has capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across the country including 4300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies.

NTPC’s first coal mine — Pakri-Barwadih at Hazaribagh became operational in December 2016. First wind power project of NTPC- Rojmal Wind Energy Project 50 MW is being set up in Gujarat.

NTPC recently inaugurated 100 kWp floating solar plant, the largest of its kind in India as on date, indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative, at RGCCPP Kayamkulam, Kerala.