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NTPC Limited

  • The total installed capacity of NTPC and NTPC group is 49,695 MW and 58,156 MW respectively.
  • Total income from operations stood at Rs. 103,552.71 crore (US$ 13.94 billion) in FY21

NTPC Limited is an India-based company, engaged in the generation and sale of electricity. The principal business activity of the company is the electric power generation by coal-based thermal power plant. The company's business segments include generation and others. The company's other business lines include providing consultancy, project management and supervision, re-gasification, oil and gas exploration and coal mining. The company has an installed capacity of 62,110 MW including joint ventures (JVs) with over 18 coal-based, seven gas-based and one hydro-based station. The company has approximately nine JV stations which are coal-based. It also holds approximately nine renewable energy projects. The company's subsidiaries include NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited, Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited, Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited, and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited. NTPC plans 5-Gigawatt Solar Power Park in Gujarat.

NTPC achieved highest daily gross generation of 977.07 million unit (MU) on July 28, 2020.

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As of September 2021, the NTPC has won renewable energy bids totalling 4.32 GW in capacity.

On September 29, 2021, NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. (REL), a 100% subsidiary of NTPC Ltd., signed its first green-term loan agreement (for 15 years) with the Bank of India for Rs. 500 crore (US$ 67.28 million) at a competitive rate for its 470 MW solar projects in Rajasthan and 200 MW solar projects in Gujarat.

In June 2021, the NTPC floated a global tender for setting up a 1,000-megawatt hour (MWh) grid-scale battery storage system. The plan involves designing, building and operating such a system and also offers a co-investment partnership.

In June 2021, the NTPC floated a global Expression of Interest (EOI) to set up two pilot projects for standalone fuel cell-based backup power system and a standalone fuel cell-based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser at the NTPC premises. Through the projects, the NTPC is looking to further strengthen its footprint in green and clean fuel. The NTPC will collaborate for implementation and further commercialisation of projects.

NTPC announced to establish a 100 MW solar power unit in Telangana by May 2021

In February 2021, the company signed a share purchase agreement to buy GAIL’s 25.51% stake in Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Ltd., which is commonly known as the ‘Dabhol’ project
2020 NTPC Limited entered a foreign currency loan agreement with Japan’s government financial institutions for JPY 50 billion (US$ 482 million or Rs. 3,582 crore) under the ‘GREEN’ initiative
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, signed an MOU with Greenko Energies Pvt. Ltd. for exploring the possibility of entering into an arrangement for trading, collaboration and partnership in Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Projects
NTPC won Project Management Consultancy contract for development of 500 MW solar park in the Republic of Mali
Incorporated joint venture firm NTPC EDMC Waste Solutions for developing and operating waste to energy project
Acquired North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited
Acquired 74.50% of the issued and paid-up share capital of THDC India Limited

Signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siemens Limited to identify, evaluate and set up reference use cases of hydrogen sector-coupling for various upstream and downstream applications.

Ministry of Coal allocated Badam Coal block, which is in Jharkhand, to NTPC

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and NTPC Limited signed a MoU for forming a JV company to establish an 800 MW Technology Demonstration Plant (TDP)
2017 NTPC inks pact to take over Chhabra Thermal Power Plant.
2005 Company has changed its name from “National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd” to “NTPC Ltd”.
2004 The award of contract for the first super critical thermal power plant at Sipat, reached a total installed capacity of 22,249 MW with the Talcher Unit V getting synchronised on May 13, 2004.
1998 Commissioned the first Naphtha based plant at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district of Kerala with a capacity of 350 MW.
1990 Total installed capacity of 10,000 MW reached.
1987 Crossed mark of 5,000 MW installed capacity.
1982 Commissioning of the first 200 MW unit at Singrauli Center for education at Power Management Institute, Delhi.
1975 Company was incorporated on November 7, 1975 under the Companies Act as a private limited company under the name "National Thermal Power Corporation Private Limited".


India is the third-largest producer and second-largest consumer of electricity in the world and had an installed power capacity of 373.43 GW as of October 2020.