India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd. has commissioned 3rd unit of the 800 MW Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station with effect from March 12, 2018. With this, the total capacity of Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station has gone up to 2400 MW.
With this commissioning, the capacity of NTPC and NTPC group stands at 45300 MW and 52191 MW respectively.
NTPC has 20 coal based, 7 gas based, 11 solar PV, two Hydro, one wind and 8 Subsidiaries / Joint Venture power stations. The company is currently building an additional capacity of over 20,000 MW at multiple locations in the country.
“NTPC is playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development contributing nearly 24 % of country’s generation. NTPC has a vision to be the world’s leading power company, energizing India’s growth and plans to become 130GW company by 2032,” the company said in a statement while announcing the commissioning of Kudgi’s 3rd unit of 800 mw.
The company added that in line with Govt. of India’s thrust on Renewable energy, the company is also increasing its green footprint and has already generated 912 Million Units from its solar and wind stations during the year which is around 3 times its renewable generation during corresponding period of last year.