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NTPC adds 3,320 MW of Fresh capacity in FY 2017

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NTPC, India’s largest power company, engaged mostly into setting up and operating thermal power plants has successfully achieved the target of 50,000 MW set for the FY 2017. Of the total 3,320 MW fresh generation capacity added include 1,420 MW in the hydro and non-conventional power sector.

The total installed capacity of NTPC (including its JVs) as on 04 May, 2016, which was 47,178 MW has been increased to 50,498 MW as of 31 March, 2017. The company which contributes around 24 percent of the country’s power generation, commissioned following projects during FY 2017.


  1. On April 30, 2016, 200 MW out of 250 MW of Stage-I Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Power Project.
  2. On 29 July, 2016, 50 MW (1 X 50 MW) capacity of NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Power Project Stage-I at Anantapuramu.
  3. On 25 December, 2016, First 800 MW unit at Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station in Karnataka.
  4. On 22 February, 2017, 115 MW out of 260 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project.
  5. On 08 March, 2017, 45 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project.
  6. On 18 March, 2017, 25 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project.
  7. On 19 March, 2017, Second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II (2 X 660 MW).
  8. On 23 March, 2017, Second unit of 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka, a 250 MW unit at Bongaigaon in Assam and 20 MW at Bhadla Solar in Rajasthan.
  9. On 27 March, 2017, 55 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project.
  10. On 31 March, 2017, Unit six of 500 MW of Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station.


The commercial capacity of the company was 47,293 MW as of 30 March, 2017.


NTPC generation capacity as of 31 March, 2017:


   No. of Plants

  Capacity (MW)

 NTPC Owned




 Gas/Liquid Fuel






 Renewable energy projects (Solar PV)






 Owned By JVs/Subsidiaries



 Coal & Gas








During 2016-17, NTPC also inked agreements to carry out the following capex plans.

  • A JV agreement was inked with Coal India to form ‘Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan’ to take up the revival of Fertilizer Plants of Fertilizer Corporation of India by setting up an Ammonia urea plant in Sindri, Bihar and Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, unveiled the foundation stone for the Gorakhpur plant on 22 July, 2016.
  • BIFPCL signed an agreement with NTPC for setting up the main plant of its 2 X 660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project on EPC (Turnkey) basis in Bagerhat district of Bangladesh.
  • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) inked PPA with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for supplying up to 160 MW power from January to May 2017 through Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar transmission line.
  • MoU was signed with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (RVUN) and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam (RUVNL) to take-over of Chhabra Thermal Power Plant Stage-I (4 X 250 MW) and Stage-II (2 X 660 MW) of Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam.
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