State-run NTPC Ltd registered a 21.7% growth in electricity generation at 104.4 billion units (BU) in the April-June quarter of this financial year. It had generated 85.8 BU in the corresponding quarter last year. In the month of June 2022, generation was 34.8 BU, higher by 29.3% compared to 26.9 BU in June 2021, indicating improved performance and an increase in demand for power in the current year.
NTPC Talcher Kaniha (3,000 MW) in Orissa is the top performing thermal power plant with a 94.2% Plant Load Factor (PLF) between April to June 2022. Overall, Plant Load Factor of NTPC was 80% from April to June 2022 compared to 69% in the same period last year—a testimony to the high levels of operational excellence and the expertise of NTPC in the operation and maintenance of the power plants.
NTPC expanding its footprint in new business areas like green hydrogen, waste-to-energy and e-mobility. India’s largest power producer is also aiming 10% reduction in net energy intensity by 2032. NTPC has become India’s first energy company to declare its energy compact goals as part of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE).
Besides power generation, NTPC has diversified into producing energy through cleaner and greener sources such as hydro, wind and solar and also green hydrogen solutions. The power major has also forayed into a variety of business areas including fuel cells, e-mobility, and waste-to-energy.
The total installed capacity of the company is 69,134.20 MW, having 23 coal-based, seven gas-based, one Hydro, 19 renewable energy projects. Under JV, NTPC has nice coal-based, four gas-based, eight hydro and five renewable energy projects.