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Two day International R&D Conference on Green Power-Challenges and Innovations

09th Jun, 2017

More than 600 participants from 109 institutions encompassing Academics, R&D Institutes, Govt bodies and Industry from across the world are attending the conference Green Power-Challenges and Innovations organised by NETRA - R&D wing of NTPC on June 8-9 at NTPC- PMI, NOIDA. 19 international and 20 national technical papers on topics relevant to Indian power sector i.e Water, Ash, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, e-Mobility etc shall be presented during the conference.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI inaugurated the conference in the presence of Shri Dr.Ashok Jhunjhuwala, Principal advisor (MNRE) ,Dr. Indranil Manna, Director (IIT-Kanpur), Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD (NTPC), Shri A.K.Jha, Director(Technical ) and Shri K.K.Sharma, Director(Operations) .


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NTPC Installs 110 KWp AC Microgrid at NETRA

09th Jun, 2017

An AC Microgrid test bed of 110 KWp Solar PV with demand side management to cater three phase critical loads has been installed and commissioned at NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D arm of NTPC Ltd, Greater Noida. System architecture and centralized control has been designed in-house to monitor and control all generating sources, storage and loads.

The system is designed to maximize the PV generation in case of grid interruptions. This type of Microgrid will be useful in places where grid is weak or absent.

Climate change, waste management, carbon capture and Utilization, new & renewable energy, efficiency improvement and cost reduction are core areas of research at NETRA. It is also providing scientific support to NTPC and other power utilities for improving availability, reliability and efficiency.

NTPC is India’s largest Power Generating Company having total installed capacity of 51,527 MW with presence in Coal, Gas Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation, Coal Mining and EV Charging Business.


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NTPC SURGES AHEAD-PROFIT BEFORE TAX UP 24.30%

29th May, 2017

NTPC Ltd. generated additional 8.339 Billion Units to cross 250 Billion Units mark in fiscal 2016-17 against back drop of declining national PLF. The total generation was 250.314 Billion Units as against 241.977 Billion Units generated in the previous year, an increase of around 3.45%. During the FY2016-17, NTPC Coal stations achieved PLF of 78.59% as against National PLF of 59.88%. Further, during the 4th quarter, Coal stations, Gas stations & Hydro Stations clocked availability factor of 91.62%,93.49% & 106.37% respectively.

The Company registered over 10% increase in the total income. The total income is Rs. 79,342.30 crore as against Rs. 72,009.16 crore reported in the previous year. For the FY 2016-17, audited profit before exceptional items and tax is Rs. 13,170.85 crore as against Rs. 10,595.77 crore for FY 2015-16, registering an increase of ~ 24.30%. The Profit After Tax of FY 2016-17 was Rs. 9,385.26 crore.

The unaudited total income for the Q4 FY 2016-17 is Rs. 20,886.85 crore as against the unaudited total income of Rs. 18,732.41 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 2015-16, registering an increase of 11.50%. For the Q4 FY 2016-17, unaudited profit before exceptional items and tax is Rs. 3,790.90 crore as compared to Rs. 3,648.31 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous year registering an increase of 3.91%.

The Board of Directors has recommended Final Dividend for the FY 2016-17 at the rate of ­­­21.70% (Rs. 2.17 per share) on the face value of paid-up equity share of Rs. 10/- each, subject to the approval of shareholders in the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in September 2017. The Company had paid Interim Dividend at the rate of ­­­26.10% (Rs. 2.61 per share) in February 2017. Thus, total dividend for the Financial Year will be 47.80% of the paid-up capital of the Company i.e Rs.4.78 per share. This is the 24th consecutive year for payment of dividend.


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