Date Published: August 4, 2022
NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. Since then it has established itself as the dominant power major with presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business. From fossil fuels it has forayed into generating electricity via hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources. This foray will play a major role in lowering its carbon footprint by reducing green house gas emissions. To strengthen its core business, the corporation has diversified into the fields of consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilisation and coal mining as well. It has presence in the entire value chain of the powergeneration business. The company produces electricity and sells that to state power utilities on wholesalebasis. NTPC generates electric power using the coal, gas, liquid fuel, hydro and renewable sources. Ithas interests in various power plants under development and implementation stages. NTPC focuses on growth of its business portfolio to diversify its businesses and markets across thepower value chain including coal mining, power trading, ancillary services, E-mobility and storage. It aimsto enhance organizational performance and to foster a collaborative style of working with customers.The company continuously strive for innovation in reducing costs, enhancing operational flexibilityaccording to changing customer needs.It also focuses on research and development activities by syncing R&D with overall business portfolio andby adapting reliable, efficient and cost-effective technologies by carrying out fundamental and appliedresearch in alternate fuels and technologies.NTPC became a Maharana company in May 2010. As of January 2020, there are 10 Maharana’s CPSEs in India. NTPC is ranked No. 2 Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company rankings.
Power is among the most critical components of infrastructure, crucial for the economic growth and welfare of nations. The existence and development of adequate power infrastructure is essential for sustained growth of the Indian economy. India is the third-largest producer and second-largest consumer of electricity worldwide, with an installed power capacity of 395.07 GW, as of January 2022.Growing population along with increasing electrification and per-capita usage will provide further impetus. Power consumption is estimated to reach 1,894.7 TWh in 2022.India was ranked fourth in wind power, fifth in solar power and fourth in renewable power installed capacity, as of 2020. India is the only country among the G20 nations that is on track to achieve the targets under the Paris Agreement.For FY21, electricity generation attained from conventional sources was at 1,234.44 BU, comprising 1,032.39 BU of thermal energy; hydro energy (150.30 BU) and nuclear (42.94 BU). Of this, 8.79 BU was imported from Bhutan.Coal-based power installed capacity in India stood at 203.9 GW in January 2022 and is expected to reach 330-441 GW by 2040.
The total installed capacity of the company is 69,134.20 MW (including JVs) own stations include 23 coal based, 7 gas based, 1 Hydro 1 Wind 18 Solar and 1 Small hydro plant. Under JV, NTPC has 9 coal based, 4 gas based, 8 hydro based and 5 renewable energy projects. The capacity will have a diversified fuel mix and by 2032, non fossil fuel based generation capacity shall make up nearly 30% of NTPC’s portfolio. NTPC – Generates electricity and sells that to state power utilities on wholesale basis.Produces power using the coal, gas, liquid fuel and hydro sources.In FY2021, the segment’s capital expenditure stood at INR 213,159 million, which grew 6.2% YoY. Strong demand in power and aggressive shifting from fossil fuel energy to Renewable energy will attract hugh demand for power sector.
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