India’s largest energy conglomerate, the NTPC Group has achieved over 100 billion units (BUs) of cumulative generation in the current financial year.
As per the data published by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), NTPC Korba (2600 MW) in Chattisgarh has emerged as the top-performing thermal power plant in India with 97.42 per cent plant load factor (PLF) between April to July 2020.
Exemplary performances were registered by five other flagship power plants of NTPC as well. NTPC Sipat in Chattisgarh (2980 MW), NTPC Rihand (3000 MW) in Uttar Pradesh, NTPC Vindhyachal (4760 MW) in Madhya Pradesh, NTPC Talcher Kaniha (3000 MW) and NTPC Talcher Thermal (460 MW) in Odisha featured among the top ten performing thermal power plants in the country based on PLF performance.
Further, two 200 MW units, Unit- 4 & Unit-1 of NTPC Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh commissioned way back in January 1984 and June 1982 respectively, achieved the highest PLF in the country with 99.90 per cent and 99.87 per cent, respectively, from April to July.
With a total installed capacity of 62.9 GW, the NTPC Group has 70 power stations comprising of 24 coal, 7 combined cycle gas and liquid fuel, 1 hydro, 13 renewables along with 25 subsidiary and joint venture power stations. The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction, including 5 GW of renewable energy projects.