National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has achieved its highest ever cumulative gross generation of power with 263.95 Billion Units (BU) till Thursday eclipsing its previous record of 263.42 BU in the year 2016-17, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
NTPC Pit Head Coal stations, having capacity of 25840 MW, recorded day Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 95.71 per cent on March 16, 2017. Its cumulative monthly PLF recorded in the month of March, 2017 till date was 91.4 per cent. A PLF is a measure of average capacity utilization.
NTPC is said to contribute nearly 24 per cent of country’s total electricity generation. It is the third largest power company in terms of coal based power generation capacity, 2nd in PLF, 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 or 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 recently inaugurated 100 kWp Floating Solar PV plant, the largest of its kind in India, indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative, at RGCCPP Kayamkulam, Kerala.