NTPC achieves 50 GW generation capacity

NTPC Limited’s installed capacity has crossed the 50,000 MW mark. The utility recently commissioned the 660 MW second unit of the 1,320 MW Mouda Super Thermal Power Station, Stage II, in Maharashtra, the 250 MW second unit of the 750 MW Bongaigon coal-based power plant in Assam, and the 500 MW unit of the Unchahar thermal plant in Uttar Pradesh. NTPC has added 12,840 MW in the Twelfth Plan (2012-17), surpassing the target of 11,920 MW. In a separate development, NTPC’s board has accorded approval for an investment of Rs 30 billion for the Talaipalli coal mining project in Chhattisgarh.