New Delhi: NTPC Group has achieved over 100 billion units (BU) of cumulative generation in the current financial year (FY 2021-22), reinforcing the group's commitment towards excellence in operation, the company said in an official statement released Thursday. Last year the group generation had crossed 100 BU on August 7, 2020, indicating improved performance and an increase in demand for power in the current year.
NTPC group companies recorded generation of 85.8 BU in the first quarter from April to June 2021, registering an increase of 26.3 percent from 67.9 BU generated in the corresponding quarter last year. On a standalone basis, NTPC generation increased by 19.1 percent to 71.7 BU in the first quarter from April to June 2021, compared to the 60.2 BU generated in the corresponding quarter last year.
NTPC Korba (2,600 MW) in Chattisgarh is the top-performing thermal power plant in India with a 97.61 percent Plant Load Factor (PLF) between April to June 2021, as per the data published by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Further, NTPC Singrauli Unit 4 (200 MW) in Uttar Pradesh commissioned way back in January 1984 achieved 102.08 percent PLF, the highest in the country, from April to June 2021. 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 66,085 MW, NTPC Group has 71 Power stations including 29 renewable projects. NTPC has set a target to install 60 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy (RE) capacity by 2032. NTPC is also India's first energy company to declare its energy compact goals as part of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE).
The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction, including 5 GW of renewable energy projects. Uninterrupted supply of electricity through environment-friendly energy projects at affordable prices has been the hallmark of NTPC.