NTPC sets a record in single-day power generation
India’s largest power generator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has achieved a record of highest single-day electricity generation of over 733 million units.
The record generation of electricity on August 27, 2015 was achieved from NTPC’s 18 coal-based power plants, and 8 solar and hydro power stations and 7 gas-based units.
On the record day, the Declared Cumulative Capability (DCC) of the stations was 91.10 per cent and Plant Load Factor (PLF) was of 86.34 per cent.
About National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
- NTPC limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU), operational under the aegis of Union Ministry of Power.
- Established: in 1975 by Union Government which now holds 70% of its equity shares as of May 2015 (after divestment of its stake in 2004, 2010, 2013, and 2015).
- Headquarters: New Delhi.
- Total share: During financial year 2014-15, NTPC had contributed 25 per cent of total electricity generated in the country and accounted for 16 per cent share of country’s total installed capacity of 45,548 MW (including 6,196 MW through its joint ventures).
- In 2014-15, NTPC had recorded gross electricity generation of around 241 billion units, registering a growth of 3.42 per cent.