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Power 20:20 | September 2016

Power 20:20 | Highest Growth Generation Company in thermal in public sector - NTPC

Established to accelerate power development in the country, NTPC is one of India´s largest energy conglomerate with roots tracing back to 1975. Since then it has become a dominant power major, foraying from fossil fuels into hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources. To strengthen its core business, the corporation has diversified into the fields of consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilisation and coal mining as well. It became a Maharatna company in May 2010, one of the only four companies to be awarded this status. The company´s total installed capacity is 47,178 MW (including JVs) and will be a diversified fuel mix by 2032, with non-fossil fuel based generation capacity making up nearly 28 per cent of it´s portfolio.

Operational Highlights

  • NTPC contributes 24 per cent of India´s power generation, with installed capacity as on September 2016 being 47,288 MW, with plans to add around 5 GW in the current fiscal.
  • Another 24 GW of capacity is under construction, while 2,255 MW was added during 2015-16, including commencement of the first hydro project at Koldam. Rapid capitalisation will take the company´s growth trajectory and drive earnings.
  • During FY 2015-16, further capacity of 2,360 MW with an investment of Rs.15,482.27 crore was approved in respect of NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar PV Project at Anantapuram, Andhra Pradesh (5x50 MW), Mandsaur Solar PV Project, Madhya Pradesh (5x50 MW), Bhadla Solar PV Project, Rajasthan (4x65 MW) and coal based project (2x800 MW) at Telangana.
  • NTPC recorded highest ever gross generation of 241.98 BU during the year 2015-16. NTPC coal stations achieved a PLF of 78.61 per cent during the year 2015-16, which is highest among central, state and private sectors. NTPC group recorded gross generation of 263.42 BU during 2015-16.
  • On June 3, 2016, NTPC stations achieved highest ever daily generation of 767.63 MU. This was over 25 per cent of total generation in a day in the country.
  • Under UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna) which utilises the best principles of cooperative and competitive federalism aimed to reform distribution sector in India, NTPC reduced ECR from Rs.2.03/unit in April 2015 to Rs.1.69/unit in February 2016 by about 34 paise/unit due to rationalisation of linkages and reducing imported coal consumption.
  • Top three stations in the country in terms of PLF (Talcher Thermal - 93.15 per cent, Singrauli - 92.61 per cent and Talcher-Kaniha - 90.95 per cent) are from NTPC, while six out of top 10 performing stations in terms of PLF in the country belong to NTPC.
  • Total company assets crossed Rs.2 lakh crore this year on stand alone basis and stood at Rs.2,14,619.26 crore as on 31.03.2016, as compared to total assets of Rs.1,97,134.72 crore as on 31.03.2015.
  • Banks and domestic FIs continued to support the company´s capex program. The undrawn balance available under various sanctioned loans from domestic banks/FIs was Rs.17,160.00 crore as on March 31, 2016.
  • Government of India disinvested five per cent of NTPC´s equity share capital through Offer for Sale in February 2016. cent of the paid-up capital from 74.96 per cent.
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