Against the backdrop of India missing its power capacity addition targets during the 11th Plan period by a substantial 8,000 MW, the country’s largest power producer NTPC Ltd said on Monday that it has added a record 2,820 MW in 2011-12, surpassing its earlier record of 2,490 MW during 2010-11.
“The total capacity of the company now tops 37.000 MW,” NTPC said in a statement. With this addition, the company surpassed the 11th Plan target of 9,220 MW by achieving a total capacity addition of 9,610 MW.
During 2011-12, NTPC brought on stream two units of 660MW at Sipat in Chhattisgarh, 500 MW units each at its power stations in Jhajjar (Haryana), Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh) and Vallur (Tamil Nadu).
The total installed capacity of NTPC is 37,014 MW, with 15 coal-based, 7 gas-based power stations and 7 joint venture/subsidiary power projects located across the country.
NTPC is currently working on addition of over 14,000 MW of capacity and plans to become 128,000 MW-plus company by 2032.
NTPC was set up in 1975 to accelerate power development in India.