Power is one of the most critical components of infrastructure, essential for the economic growth and welfare of the nation and the power sector of India is one of the most diversified in the world.
As the country’s electricity consumption is increasing, and to meet this demand NTPC is doing everything it can to provide it in accordance with grid requirements. NTPC has ramped up production to meet rising demand, with a 23% increase in generation from NTPC group units compared to the previous year.
To meet the increase in demand, following actions have been taken:
• As part of its flexible coal use policy, NTPC is arranging coal at stations where stock levels are critical.
• Constantly collaborating with Coal India and Railways in order to supplement coal supply at crucial stations and divert rakes wherever required.
• Augmenting 2.7 Lakh metric tonnes of import coal left out from the previous contracts placed.
• Darlipalli Unit-2 (800 MW) is now operational, with commercial operations beginning from September 1, 2021. The plant is a pit-head station, with coal supplied by an NTPC captive mine (Dulanga).
• Another decision taken is increasing coal production from all captive mines of NTPC and the states are also requested to schedule offtake from the gas Stations.
States are urged to schedule power for at least a week in order to plan for establishing gas arrangements for generator companies.
In order to plan for making arrangement for gas for generator companies, States are requested to schedule power at least for a week
NTPC improving power supply in Bihar
NTPC has been supplying power to Bihar according to a schedule provided by several NTPC units and JVs. NTPC has delivered over 73 MU Power on a daily basis to Bihar on average during the fortnight from 14 August to 28 August, accounting for around 62% of Bihar’s entire consumption during the same time.
Further, from Unit 2 of NTPC’s Darlipalli station in Odisha, Bihar will get nearly 94 MW share from this plant.
Meeting India’s Energy Requirements sustainably
NTPC is not only committed towards improving power supply but committed to generating power in a responsible and sustainable manner. Aside from fossil fuels, the corporation has expanded its energy production to include cleaner and greener sources such as hydro and solar energy. In terms of scale and efficiency, NTPC is the largest and most efficient company in India’s energy sector.