NTPC commissions third 800 Mw unit of Kudgi super thermal power plant in Karnataka
March 14, 2018
India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd today announced it has commissioned the third 800 Megawatt (Mw) unit of the Kudgi super thermal power plant at Bijapur in Karnataka.
“With this commissioning, the capacity of NTPC and the NTPC Group stands at 45,300 MW and 52,191 MW, respectively, while the total capacity of Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station has gone up to 2,400 MW,” the company said in a statement.
The Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) currently operates 20 coal-based, seven gas-based, 11 solar Photo Voltaic (PV), two hydro, one wind and eight power plants with joint ventures. The firm is currently building an additional capacity of over 20,000 MW at multiple locations in the country.
The state-owned company accounts for around 24 per cent of the country’s total power generation and plans to increase installed power capacity to 130,000 Mw by 2032.
NTPC said, in line with the government’s thrust on renewable energy, it is increasing its green energy footprint and has already generated 912 million units from its solar and wind stations so far during the current financial year, a three-fold growth over the generation in the same period last fiscal.