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National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, a central PSU under the Ministry of Power stated that Singrauli Unit 1, has emerged as the top-performing Unit in the country in the first quarter of the financial year, as per the data released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA). NTPC Singrauli is the oldest Unit and a flagship power station of NTPC Ltd.
The first unit of the station started generating on February 13, 1982, and continues to serve the country with exceptional performance.
According to NTPC Ltd, NTPC Singrauli has an installed capacity of 2000 MW with five units of 200 MW each and two units of 500 MW each. Three units (1,4 & 5) of 200 MW have achieved PLF of 101.96%, 101.85% & 100.35% respectively in Q1 FY 20-21.
NTPC has also won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019, under Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence Category. Besides, the company has received Commendation for Significant Achievement in the category of CSR.
With a total installed capacity of 62110 MW, NTPC Group has 70 Power stations comprising 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle Gas/Liquid Fuel, 1 Hydro, 13 Renewables along with 25 Subsidiary & JV Power Stations.
Recently, NTPC declared the financial results for FY20 along with the unaudited financial results for Q4 FY20 on 27 June 2020.
In FY20, NTPC recorded the highest ever commercial capacity addition of 8260 MW which includes acquisition of 2970 MW capacity of THDC and NEEPCO. The gross generation of NTPC Group for FY20 was 290.19 Billion units as against 305.90 Billion units during the previous year. In addition, the gross generation of THDC & NEEPCO was 10.91 Billion Units. On a Standalone basis, the gross generation of NTPC for FY20 was 259.62 Billion units as against 274.45 Billion units in the previous year. Coal stations achieved a Plant Load Factor of 68.20% as against National Average of 55.89% with an availability factor of 89.67%.