25 APR 2020
The Corona pandemic has failed to dent the spirit of NTPC, India’s largest power producer and a PSU under Ministry of Power, in providing uninterrupted power supply to the nation. Every power station of the Maharatna has risen to the occasion and is performing at its optimum level under support and guidance from the Power Ministry led by Shri R K Singh Union Minister of State (I/c), for Power and New & Renewable Energy
The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the significance of the power utilities, which have assumed greater significance as electricity is extremely critical in smooth functioning of several sectors of the economy. NTPC is also efficiently managing the coal supplies for continuous supply of electricity.
Even as NTPCians are at the front line and ensuring round the clock power supply, NTPC has stated that all its plants are strictly adhering to the guidelines regarding lockdown and social distancing. Beyond power output, the PSU is making rich contribution to the social welfare activities for underprivileged section and migrant workers by providing ration and medical aid. The management of NTPC is monitoring the developments closely so that every corner of the country remains adequately powered in its fight against COVID-19.
Among its fleet of power stations NTPC Vindhyachal is the largest power station of the country which achieved over 100 percent PLF on April 13, 2020 and second 660MW unit of India’s first ultra-supercritical power station NTPC Khargone became commercial during this period showing NTPC’s commitment towards excellence in operations inspite of the lockdown.
With NTPC Group’s total installed 62110 MW capacity, NTPC has 70 Power Stations i.e. 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 1 Hydro, 13 Renewables along with 25 JV Power Stations.