NTPC has achieved over 100 Billion Units (BUs) of cumulative generation in the current fiscal, reinforcing the group’s commitment towards excellence in operation across its plants, according to an NTPC statement released on Saturday.
The NTPC Korba (2600 MW) in Chattisgarh has emerged as the top-performing thermal power plant in the country with 97.42 per cent Plant Load Factor (PLF) between April to July 2020, as per the data published by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Five other flagship power plants of NTPC too had performed extremely well. The NTPC Sipat in Chattisgarh (2980 MW), NTPC Rihand (3000 MW) and NTPC Vindhyachal (4760 MW) in Uttar Pradesh, NTPC Talcher Kaniha (3000 MW) and NTPC Talcher Thermal (460 MW) in Odisha featured among the top ten performing thermal power plants in the country based on PLF performance.
Further, two 200 MW units, Unit 4 and Unit 1 of NTPC Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh, achieved the highest PLF in the country with 99.9 per cent and 99.87 per cent respectively from April to July. This demonstrates the expertise of NTPC in the operation and maintenance of the power plants and the high levels of operational excellence.
With a total installed capacity of 62.9 GW, the NTPC Group has 70 power stations comprising 24 coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 1 hydro, 13 renewables along with 25 subsidiary and joint venture power stations. The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction, including 5 GW of renewable energy projects, the report added.