DVC is a power utility jointly owned by the center and the state governments of West Bengal and Jharkhand and operates power plants in the Damodar river area of the region.
The government has given NTPC Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gurdeep Singh the additional charge of Chairman, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). DVC is a power utility jointly owned by the center and the state governments
State-owned power generator NTPC Ltd has received interests from three companies so far for its maiden tender for procuring 1,000 tonne per day (TPD) of agro-residue based fuel to help cut air pollution and address the issue of crop burning by farmers.
Considered as one of the worst industrial accidents in the country in the past many years, the sudden malfunctioning of the boiler of the 500MW unit at Unchahar thermal power plant has left the top management of India’s largest power generator, NTPC Limited, completely startled.
NTPC Ltd will take corrective actions – in design, construction, and operations – – related not only to the unit in Uttar Pradesh where an accident led to 32 deaths but in future units also, its chairman and managing director Gurdeep Singh said on Friday.
NTPC chairman Gurdeep Singh said Rs 3-3.20 a unit tariff for solar power may be the new normal and can be achieved without the support of “cheap funds or cheap panels“, which have been a concern for the industry.
NTPC is increasing its bets on solar power as tariffs keep falling on the back of decline in prices of cells and modules in the global market. The shift in business strategy of India’s largest coal-fired generator cannot be ignored.
From being a coal based generation company, today NTPC is generating power from all sources be it solar, wind, gas or hydro.
Mr Gurdeep Singh leads India’s largest power generation company, NTPC Ltd as its chairman and managing director. Just few days back, NTPC achieved a significant benchmark of becoming a 50,000 mega watt company. In an exclusive interview (his first after the landmark achievement of NTPC becoming a 50,000 mw plus company) to the Founder and Editor of EnergyInfraPost.com, Anupama Airy, Mr Singh spoke in detail about the company’s achievements so far and the plans ahead.