NTPC lists out efforts to meet the increasing power demand

New Delhi: While the country is witnessing a sharp increase in power demand, Maharatna power PSU NTPC Limited is making all efforts for meeting demand as per the grid requirement. NTPC has geared up to meet the increasing demand and the generation from NTPC group stations have registered a 23 percent growth compared to the previous year.

To meet the increase in demand, the following actions have been taken:

  • Under flexible utilization of coal policy, NTPC is arranging coal at the stations where the stock position is critical.
  • Continuously coordinating with Coal India and Railways for augmenting coal supply at critical stations and diverting rakes wherever required.
  • Augmenting 2.7 Lakh MT import coal left out from the contracts placed earlier.

Darlipalli Unit no. 2 (800 MW) was put in operation and Commercial operation of the Unit is being done w.e.f 01-09-2021. The plant is a pit-head station, and the coal is being fed from the captive mine of NTPC (Dulanga).

Increasing coal production from all captive mines of NTPC.

It has been observed that the States are not scheduling from gas stations but drawing from the grid. To have adequate planning for making arrangements for gas by the generators, it is advised that the states may schedule power at least for a week.

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