NTPC records highest-ever single-day power generation on Jan 18

at 10:00 pm

New Delhi (NVI): At over 1 billion units, the state run NTPC Group registered its highest-ever daily electricity generation on January 18.

“NTPC Group records Generation of over 1 Billion Units on 18th January. NTPC Group achieved highest ever Day Gross Generation of 1008.5 MU on 18th Jan’21,” the power corporation said in a tweet, adding that the big achievement reinforces the group’s commitment towards excellence in operation across its power stations.

As per the data published by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) recently, state-owned NTPC’s Singrauli unit achieved the highest PLF of 100.24% among all thermal units in the country.

NTPC’s oldest unit, which was commissioned 38 years ago at Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh, has achieved the highest Plant Load Factor (PLF) among all thermal units in the country between April 2020 to December 2020.

Apart from that, the NTPC Group has also achieved highest gross generation of 222.4 Billion Unit (BU) from April to December 2020, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to the same period last year.

Concurrently, NTPC coal power stations have maintained high availability of 92.21 percent from April 2020 to December 2020 as against 87.64 percent during the same period last year, the Ministry of Power said in an official statement.

Six flagship power plants of NTPC i.e. NTPC Korba (2600 MW) & NTPC Sipat (2980 MW) in Chhattisgarh, NTPC Rihand (3000 MW) in Uttar Pradesh, NTPC Vindhyachal (4760 MW) in Madhya Pradesh, NTPC Talcher Thermal (460 MW) and NTPC Talcher Kaniha (3000 MW) in Odisha have also featured among the top 10 performing thermal plants in the country.

With a total installed capacity of 62.9 GW, NTPC Group has 71 Power stations comprising of 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle Gas/Liquid Fuel, 1 Hydro, 14 Renewables along with 25 Subsidiary & JV Power Stations. The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction, including 5 GW of renewable/hydro energy projects, as per the Power Ministry.