Even as Power Minister R K Singh Thursday said the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) would float tenders to buy farm stubble for use as fuel at its power plants
Coal India Limited (CIL) zoomed into high growth, during the quarter ending September 2017, in an unprecendent performance in the history of the company.
Diversion of coal rakes entitled for NTPC’s Simhadari plant from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (MCL) by NTPC management triggered shutdown of its 500 MW unit in Andhra Pradesh, an MCL release said.
After a considerable decline in the demand for thermal power, the short supply of coal has made the situation worse for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Simhadri unit in Visakhapatnam.
State-owned power giant NTPC Ltd on Monday reported a decline of 2.3% in its standalone net profit at Rs2,438.60 crore for quarter ended September due to higher borrowing and depreciation cost.
Was the boiler explosion in the National Thermal Power Corporation’s Unchahar plant caused by a violation of safety norms?
State-run NTPCBSE -0.98 %, India’s biggest electricity producer, has shelved plans of acquiring stressed power assets in the private sector, and will instead help lenders to these debt-ridden power plants run them for a fee.
Thousands of NTPC employees have raised Rs 6 crore by contributing a day’s salary to support the families affected by the accident at its Unchahar station, ANI reported on Monday.
The Ministry of Power on Monday (6 November) announced constitution of another independent committee of experts to investigate the causes of the accident —on 1 November at the Unchahar Thermal Power Plant of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) In Uttar Pradesh, that killed 36 out of 80 people working at the plant at that time.
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.