State-run power giant NTPC has chronicled highest ever annual cumulative gross power generation of 263.95 BU (billion unit) so far this fiscal superior the 262.42 BU achieved in the entire 2016.
The power creator has registered an annual growth of 4.71 per cent over last year, an official said. NTPC pit head coal stations, having a volume of 25,840 MW, recorded day plant load factor (PFL) or capacity utilization of 95.71 per cent on March 16, 2017 and increasing monthly PLF of 91.4 per cent till date. As many as 29 units of NTPC coal plants have produced a PLF of more than 100 per cent on March 16, 2017.
NTPC station’s performance in the current month was outstanding this month also with Vindhyachal station. India’s largest power station having a capacity of 4,760 MW attaining highest ever day generation of 114.254 MU at PLF 100 percent.
Its Mouda station also verified highest-ever day generation of 31.2 MU on upcoming month and solar generation of NTPC touched maximum cohort of 2.353 MU on March 12. Country’s largest power utility NTPC has an idea to be the world’s leading power company, energizing India’s growth.
It is the third prime power company in terms of coal-based power generation capacity, second in PLF, third in machine convenience and stands seventh in terms of electricity generation, among the top twenty coal-based power making companies globally. The public firm has a total installed capacity of 48,188 MW from its 7 gas-based, 19 coal based, 10 solar PV, one hydro and 9 subsidiaries/Joint Project power stations.
NTPC’s main coal mine Pakri-Barwadih at Hazaribagh developed operational in December last year and first wind power project of NTPC-Rojmal wind energy project is existing set up in Gujarat. NTPC installed indigenously developed 100 kwp floating solar PV plant major in India in Kerala recently.