New Delhi:  NTPC, the national generating company has exceeded it’s  12th plan capacity addition target of 11920 MW by adding 12840 MW  during the five years. This is the highest ever capacity addition in any 5 year plan by NTPC.

A company spokesperson said with the commissioning of 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka ,250 MW unit at Bongaigaon in Assam and 20 MW at Bhadla Solar in Rajasthan on March 23, 2017, the total installed capacity of NTPC group has become 49943 MW. 

NTPC and Group NTPC also achieved highest ever daily generation of 784.74 MUs & 870.11 MUs on 22nd March 2017 surpassing previous best of 782.95MUs & 866.47MUs achieved on 9/9/16. NTPC coal stations clocked highest ever daily generation of 749.63 Mu on 22nd March 2017 over previous highest of 742.51 Mu in 2016. NTPC (Coal+ Gas +Hydro +Solar) achieved highest ever generation of 243.326 BUs on 22nd March 2017 in FY17 against previous best of 241.976 BUs achieved in FY 2016.

The higher generation from coal based stations indicates uptrend in electricity demand in the grid. 

NTPC has total installed capacity of 49943 MW from its 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one Hydro and 9 Subsidiaries / Joint Venture power stations.Company has capacity of over 22,000 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 the State of Gujarat.