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NTPC clocks highest ever annual cumulative gross generation of 263.95 BU

NTPC clocks highest ever annual cumulative gross generation of 263.95 BU

India Blooms News Service | | 17 Mar 2017, 03:37 pm
New Delhi, Mar 17 (IBNS): NTPC Group achieved its highest ever cumulative gross generation of 263.95 Billion Units (BU) till Thursday during current year, announced the Union Ministry of Power on Friday.

The annual gross generation until Thursday surpassed the previous annual best of 263.42 BU recorded in Financial Year 2016-17.

Generation of Group NTPC registered an annual growth of 4.71 per cent over last year.

NTPC Pit Head Coal stations, having capacity of 25840 MW, recorded day PLF of 95.71% on March 16 this year and cumulative monthly PLF of 91.4% in the month of March 2017 till date.

29 Units of NTPC coal plants have generated at a PLF of more than 100% as of March 16.

The Ministry said that NTPC stations have continued with their excellent performance in the current month with Vindhyachal station, India's largest power station having capacity of 4760 MW, achieving highest ever day generation of 114.254 MU at PLF 100.01% on March 8.

Mouda station also recorded highest ever day Generation of 31.2 MU on March 9 and solar generation of NTPC touched maximum generation of 2.353 MU on March 12.

NTPC is the largest power utility in the country playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country, thus contributing to its economic and social development by contributing nearly 24% of country’s generation, the Ministry said.

According to the Ministry, NTPC is the third largest power company in terms of coal based power generation capacity, second in PLF, third in machine availability and seventh in terms of electricity generation, among the top 20 coal-based power generating companies globally.

Image: NTPC website