NTPC Steps Into Wind Arena

04th Apr, 2017

NTPC, the largest power company in the country commissioned its First wind turbine of 2 MW at Rojmal Wind Power Project (50 MW) in Gujarat, thereby marking its presence in five segments of power generation i.e. coal based, gas based, hydro, solar and now wind. NTPC is steadily adding to its renewable portfolio. In FY17 NTPC's Koldam Hydro Station achieved highest ever generation of 3.225 BUs. Solar stations achieved highest ever generation of 527 MU. NTPC's first high efficiency 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka was also commissioned during the year.

Unit#2 of 250 MW of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited (BRBCL-a subsidiary of NTPC Limited) has also been commissioned on 03.04.2017. With this, the commissioned capacity of NTPC Group now become 50750 MW.

NTPC Standalone generation crossed 250 BUs and NTPC Group generation crossed 276 BUs in FY17. NTPC's coal stations achieved a PLF of 78.6%. Nine coal stations clocked highest ever generation – Rihand, Vindhyachal, Sipat, Farakka, Kahalgaon, Barh, Bongaigaon, Mouda, NTECL-Vallur in FY17.

Company added 13,395 MW during 12th plan, exceeding the capacity addition target of 11,920 MW. 3,520 MW of new capacity was added in FY17 including 510 MW new solar capacity.

NTPC became a 50,000+ MW company on March 31st, 2017. Has started coal production from its first mine at Pakri Barwadih dispatching Over 1 Lakh tonne coal so far.


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NTPC Awarded for RTI Compliance

11th Apr, 2017

NTPC has been given SCOPE Award for RTI Act 2005 Compliance at SCOPE Meritorious Awards. The Award was received by Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC from Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India at a function held in New Delhi today. Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public enterprises and Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises were present.

NTPC has implemented RTI Act, 2005 in true spirit since its inception with a centralized system of dealing with applications, keeping with the spirit of proactive disclosure.

At NTPC, Corporate Governance is not merely a matter of compliance but inbuilt in the fabric of all Company structures and the flow of all processes as a means to improve efficiency, enhance stakeholder confidence.

Winners of SCOPE Meritorious Awards were decided by eminent jury under the Chairmanship of Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India.


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NTPC is now 50498 MW Company

01st Apr, 2017

NTPC, the largest power utility of India joined the top league of electricity generators globally by crossing 50GW capacity mark, towards realizing India's dream for 24X7 affordable Environ friendly Power for All by2022. Proud to announce that NTPC has crossed 50,000 MW of installed power generation capacity today. Another milestone towards 24X7 power for all tweeted Shri Piyush Goyal.

With commissioning of 500 MW unit at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh the total installed capacity of NTPC has risen to 50498 MW. NTPC as an integrated power major remains committed to affordable power for the consumers through sustainable power generation. In FY 17 NTPC's annual generation has topped 250 BUs; Company commenced Coal Mining at Pakri Barwadih: Commissioned First high efficiency 800 MW unit at Kudgi and has steadily added to its renewable portfolio.

Ranked third largest power company in terms of coal based power generation capacity, 2nd in PLF, 3rd in machine availability and 7th in terms of electricity generation, NTPC is among the top twenty coal based power generating companies globally. A consistent performer NTPC is ranked 2nd amongst the Independent Power Producers Globally by Platts.

NTPC is a Maharatna and 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. NTPC has a vision to be the World's Leading Power Company, Energizing India's Growth.

NTPC is committed to take care of the society, especially the community in the neighborhood of its business units by improving the quality of life of the people and promoting inclusive growth. The focus areas of CSR are health, sanitation, drinking water, education, capacity building, women empowerment, social infrastructure development, and support to differently-abled persons.

NTPC has 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one Hydro and 9 Subsidiaries / Joint Venture power stations.Company has capacity of over 21,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across the country including 4300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies. First wind power project of NTPC- Rojmal Wind Energy Project 50 MW is coming up in the State of Gujarat.


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Solar Power tariff hits all time low of Rs 3.15 per unit at NTPC auction

13th Apr, 2017

Solar tariffs in India reduced to yet another record low at the NTPC-conducted auction of 250 MW at the Kadapa Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been awarded to the Indian arm of French clean energy firm Solairedirect SA which quoted levelised tariff of Rs 3.15/KWh. The earlier record of Rs. 3.30 per unit levelised tariff for Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh has been broken by NTPC.

At current rates, solar power generation cost is at par with that of thermal power generation. Solar power tariff has been declining on account of sharply declining prices of solar panels, better structuring of the project that reduces risk for project developers and better currency hedging deals that make financing available at competitive cost.

This is a shot in the arm for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing 175 GW of power through renewable sources by 2022.


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In a first, NTPC NETRA Installs India’s highest temperature Drop Tube Reactor and Photogrammetry System of Solar Thermal Lab

05th May, 2017

NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance) has installed India’s first of its kind, indigenously developed , high temperature (designed for 1500 Deg C) Drop Tube Reactor (DTR) system recently. The DTR system is used for combustion characterization of coal/biomass and is used for designing Advanced Ultra Super critical Technology and reducing carbon footprint from the fossil fuel plants.

Photogrammetry System of Solar Thermal Lab has also been installed and commissioned by M/s DLR, Germany at NETRA under Indo German R&D cooperation with the German grant. System installed for the first time in the country to measure 3D spatial coordinates of ‘point cloud’ of solar concentrators and help in understanding its integrity.

NTPC is fully aligned to the needs of adapting to emerging technologies and upgrading the technologies through research and development as a leading player in the World Energy Sector. The company is particularly sensitive to Research & Development and the paradigm shift which it can make. NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance) set up in 2009 is the outcome of this vision. 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.
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NTPC Masala Bond, 2017

26th Apr, 2017

एनटीपीसी लिमिटेड (एनटीपीसी), भारत की सबसे बड़ी विद्युत उत्पादक कम्पनी, 25 अप्रैल, 2017 को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बाजार में रु. 2000 करोड़ मूल्य वर्ग के अपने दूसरे आईएनआर श्रेणी 5 वर्षीय मसाला बॉन्ड ऑफर के साथ बाजार में दो बार मसाला बॉन्ड प्रस्तुत करने वाली एकमात्र राज्य स्वामित्व उद्यम बन गई है। वर्ष 2006 में इसकी शुरूआत से कम्पनी के यू एस डॉलर 4 बिलियन मीडियम टर्म नोट (एमटीएन) प्रोग्राम के अंतर्गत यह आंठवा ऑफर है जिसमें प्रोग्राम के अंतर्गत समेकित राशि बढ़कर यू एस डॉलर 3.46 बिलियन (लगभग) पहुंच गई है।

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बाजार में एनटीपीसी की स्थिति को मजबूती देते हुए यह इश्यू 40 से अधिक एकाउंट की भागीदारी के साथ ओवरसब्सक्राइब हुआ और सुदृढ़ आर्डर बुक के आधार पर नोट्स 7.25 प्रतिशत वार्षिक देय की कूपन दर पर सफलतापूर्वक सममूल्य किए गए।
एनटीपीसी के 5 वर्षीय उच्चतर अप्रतिभूत Regs मसाला बॉन्ड अब तक किसी भी भारतीय जारीकर्ता द्वारा किसी भी मसाला बॉन्ड के लिए न्यूनतम प्रतिफल पर जारी किए गए हैं और घरेलू बाजार में समकक्ष आशय के "एएए" कॉर्पोरेट बॉन्ड मूल्यवर्ग के भीतर हैं।

भौगौलिक वितरण के संदर्भ में, एशिया 83 प्रतिशत ईयू पर 14 प्रतिशत और यूएस ऑफशोर 3 प्रतिशत बल्क लेनदेन करता है। निवेशक प्रकार के संदर्भ में इसमें सेन्ट्रल बैंक/सावरेन वेल्थ फंड 50 प्रतिशत, एसेट मैनेजर्स/फंड मैनेजर्स 30 प्रतिशत, बैंक 14 प्रतिशत और निजी बैंक 6 प्रतिशत शामिल हैं।

कम्पनी इश्यू से मिलने वाली आय को भारत के भीतर अपनी चालूगत एवं नई विद्युत परियोजनाओं में पूंजी के तौर पर उपयोग की इच्छुक है।

एक्सिस बैंक, बारक्लेज बैंक, आईसीआईसीआई, एमयूएफजी और स्टेंडर्ड चार्टर्ड बैंक ऑफरिंग के लिए बुक रनर्स थे। ये बॉन्ड सिंगापुर स्टॉक एक्सचेंज और लंदन स्टॉक एक्सचेंज में सूचीबद्ध किए जाएंगे।


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Digital initiative begins in NTPC towards paperless office

01st May, 2017

In line with the “Digital India” initiative NTPC steps towards digitization by implementation of companywide paperless office to save on expensive office space and paper use. The initiative will cover all NTPC projects and offices and will be rolled out in phased manner, helping in optimum utilization of the available space, easy retrieval of old records and promote clean office environment. Digitizing records and printed literature makes it easy to share documents electronically and lowers the temptation to make photocopies.

Company has already introduced e-tender, invoice monitoring system, grievance management and digitized notice boards at all locations. The digitization process in Legal , Company Secretariat and Corporate Communication has been started in the first phase comprising more than 4 million documents. The NTPC house journal has been digitized and App being developed for internal communication.

NTPC is encouraging work environment in which the use of paper is eliminated or reduced by converting documents into digital form. "Going paperless" can save money, boost productivity, save space, make documentation and information sharing easier more secure, and help save the environment.

As a corporate citizen NTPC has taken several steps towards Sustainable Development with focus on bio-diversity, promotion of renewable energy, plantation of trees in and around NTPC Stations, installation of rooftop of Solar PV, rain water harvesting, rehabilitation of water bodies and installation of air quality monitoring systems in major cities. In 2016-17, NTPC created an additional carbon sink by planting 10 million trees apart from these Approx 22 million trees have been planted by the company in the vicinity of its various operating stations till date.


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Taking its rooftop solar business division to the next level to tap the huge opportunities brought by the rapidly growing market for rooftop photovoltaic plants, the Hartek Group, one of India’s fastest growing concerns in the power sector, announced the launch of Hartek Solar Pvt Ltd with industry veteran Ravinder Shan at its helm as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Hydro Engineering College in Himachal

27th Apr, 2017

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of Hydro Engineering College at Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh today. The college being set up by NTPC, the largest power utility in the country and NHPC , will provide Btech courses in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer science disciplines of Engineering. The setting up of the college will go a long way in promoting hydro sector and exploring its potential in the state and country. This shall give boost to industrialization of the state and facilitate self employment amongst the youth.

Acharya Devvrat, Governor , Himachal Pradesh, Shri Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri G.S. Bali, Minister of Transport, Food and Civil Supplies, Technical education, Himachal Pradesh and leading dignitaries from the state were present on the occasion.


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India’s solar power tariff touched new low records of Rs2.44 per unit on Friday at the auction of 500 megawatt (MW) of capacity at the Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan.

Acme Solar (200MW) and SBG Cleantech Ltd (300MW) placed winning bids of Rs2.44 per unit (kWh) and Rs2.45 per unit (kWh) in the recent SECI auctions.

SBG Cleantech is a joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., India’s Bharti Enterprises Ltd and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd.

The park being developed by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd.

“Green future: Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets new record with electricity tariff of Rs2.44/unit,” Piyush Goyal, minister for new and renewable energy, power, mines and coal, tweeted.

The worldwide distribution and availability of the photovoltaic (PV) market is booming: according to the latest "Global Solar Demand Monitor” of GTM Research, analysts expect the demand in PV to be 85.4 giga watts this year. Thus, the PV market will have doubled since 2014. To continue this expansion in distribution and availability of solar energy, new financing models will be essential. PV is characterized by technology, which enables low operating costs, but, at the same time, implementation costs are relatively high.

 

From production directly to market

 

Merchant-PV power plants play an increasingly important role here: the produced PV electricity will be directly offered in the energy market. Important to note here: this energy must not be more expensive than conventional electricity in order to remain competitive.

 

Finance solar projects with eco-loans

 

Eco-loans are another lucrative opportunity through which solar projects are financed. The issuance of these bonds increased in 2016 by 120 percent to $93.4 billion. The ratings agency Moody's even predicts an increase to $206 billion in 2017. A more promising alternative is crowd funding through which investors become co-owners.

 

These and other financing models are presented at Intersolar Europe as well as Intersolar Europe Conference.

 

About Intersolar

 

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München.

 

Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik and Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM).

 

www.intersolar.de

 

 
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