Sipat: NTPC Ltd is going for augmentation of Rail Infrastructure for handling of coal received in high speed ‘BoxN’ wagons at Sipat Thermal Power Station here, officials stated.
Overall, NTPC Ltd – India’s largest power utility has recorded highest ever Annual Generation of 241.98 BUs (excluding JVs) in the financial year 2015-16.
The company exceeded its capacity addition target by adding 2255 MW taking NTPC Group’s total installed capacity to 46653 MW as on March 31, 2016 , a NTPC press release had informed.
NTPC’s solar stations achieved highest ever generation of 160.8 MUs at a CUF of 16.64 %. Four coal power stations of the company were amongst the top 5 in the country in terms of PLF during the period.
The company met its capex target of Rs.25000 crore during the year and also achieved 100 % realization of the dues. Coal Mining activities shall also commence at its Pakri Barwadih Mine soon.
Company reduced its imported coal consumption by 42.19% during the year to 9.47MMT from 16.38% during last year.
NTPC’s efforts during second half of FY 16, as a result of rationalization of coal linkages, reduction in imported coal consumption, enforcement of third party sampling of coal and other measures led to reduction in energy charges of coal stations by nearly 20%.
NTPC shall endeavour to bring down the energy charges further to help the Discoms, it stated.
With capacity addition of 9550 MW during the current plan, NTPC is all geared up to achieve the target of 11920 MW for the 12th five year plan ending 2016-17.
NTPC commissioned Unit 3 and 4 at Koldam – 400 MW in Himachal , Bongaigaon unit 1-250 MW in Assam, Vindhyachal unit 13 – 500MW in Madhya Pradesh, BRBCL Nabinagar unit 1 – 250 MW in Bihar, Kanti unit 3 – 195 MW in Bihar, Mouda unit 3-660 MW in Maharashtra during the year.
Under its CSR activities, company shall continue to provide safe drinking water and focus on training and skill development of people in the vicinity of its projects and stations.
The options of installing water ATMs and opening of generic medicine shops to provide access to low cost medicines for them is also being explored.
NTPC presently has 18 coal based, 7 gas based, 8 solar PV, one Hydro and 8 Subsidiaries / Joint Venture power stations. Company has a capacity of over 24,000 MW under different phases of completion .
It may be recalled that NTPC’s upcoming 1600 MW Lara Super Thermal Power Project in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh has acquired all necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change for the project, officials stated.
The Lara plant of NTPC would be utilising super critical technology for power generation.