NTPC Current Affairs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for first phase (2400MW) of NTPC’s coal based Patratu Super Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand. The project is 74: 26 Joint Venture between Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (PVUN), a subsidiary company of NTPC. The Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract of project is awarded to BHEL.
Patratu Super Thermal Power Project
NTPC’s PVUNL will develop project in two phases viz. 2,400 MW (3x800MW) in Phase-I and 1,600 MW (2×800 MW) in Phase-II later. The first unit is envisaged to be commissioned in 2022 and subsequently other two units each of 800 MW after interval of six months each from the preceding unit.
This project will allocate 85% of power to Jharkhand that will benefit state in the long run and help in economic growth of region. It will ensure providing 24×7 power availability to households in Jharkhand under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) scheme.
The project also complies with new emission norms with high efficiency ESP, FGD and Nox emission control systems. It has dry ash disposable system (second to NTPC Dadri), zero liquid discharge system, air-cooled condenser technology (only second to North Karanpura STPP) and rail loading facility for transportation of ash.
The NTPC Limited has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bihar Government to improve performance of power sector in the state. The MoU envisages transfer of three power generation facilities in Bihar to NTPC. It has been undertake as part of NTPC’s strong capability in turning around under-performing state owned power stations.
These three power generation facilities are Barauni Thermal Power Station, Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUN) and Nabinagar Power Generating Company (Pvt.) Limited (NPGC). All three power generation facilities are envisaged to be transferred to NTPC through Statutory Transfer Scheme. The transfer of these power stations to NTPC will result in their optimal and efficient utilization, bring power tariff down and benefit people of state.
NTPC is the largest power generating company of India with total installed capacity of 53651 MW (including JVs) from coal, gas, hydro, solar and wind power projects. It is one of the seven maharatna company in India functioning under the Ministry of Power.