NTPC to commission 9,000 MW capacity by 2017

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 26, 2013

Power producing firm NTPC has lined up new projects of 19,000 MW capacity, nearly half of that would be commissioned by 2017.

“Around 9,000 MW capacity are likely to come up during the 12th plan period (2012—17) and some in the 13th plan period (2017—22),” according to a company source.

Ten coal-based thermal power projects totalling 13,290 MW are under construction. These include 2,400 MW Kudgi (Karnataka), 1,980 MW Barh-I (Bihar), 1,600 MW Lara-I (Chhattisgarh), 1,600 MW Gadarwara-I (Madhya Pradesh) and 1,320 MW Mouda-II (Maharashtra) thermal power projects.

NTPC is also executing over 5,000 MW capacity plants in joint venture with different firms in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

This list also includes 800 MW Koldam-I hydro power project in Himachal Pradesh, 520 MW Tapovan Vishnugad-I and 171 MW Lata Tapovan-I in Uttarakhand.

NTPC is also developing many solar power projects, including a 50 MW Rajgarh Solar photo voltaic in Madhya Pradesh.

At present, NTPC generates 42,454 MW of electricity from various sources of energy. The company is also hopeful of commissioning its very first hydro power project Koldam in Himachal Pradesh in the next six months, sources said.

Earlier this month, the public sector firm tied up a loan facility for 55 million euro with German developmental financial institution KfW to part finance the capital expenditure of its Mouda thermal power project in Maharashtra.

Published on December 26, 2013

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