Know Your Company (KYC) : NTPC Ltd and its Board of Directors

Know Your Company (KYC) : NTPC Ltd and its Board of Directors

NTPC Ltd is India’s largest coal based power producing company with an installed capacity of 45,548 MW.

With an employee strength of 24,000 plus, NTPC presently dominates the country in the coal based generation. Simultaneously, NTPC has also chalked out plans to balance its existing portfolio of projects by adding renewable energy projects.

With an aim to transform itself into India’s largest green power producer in the coming years, NTPC is adapting new state-of-the-art technologies for producing clean power through renewable sources such as solar and wind. The company has envisaged a broad mix of energy portfolio from conventional and alternate sources of energy.

NTPC In Numbers :

  • 2,88,000 mw — India’s installed power capacity
  • 45,548 mw — NTPC’s installed power capacity
  • 24,000 plus — NTPC’s employee’s strength
  • 1,28,000 mw — NTPC’s Capacity Addition by 2032

Presently, NTPC has 41 power generating stations including 18 coal based power projects generating 34,425 mw of electricity across the country, seven combined cycle gas/liquid fuel based stations that produce 4,017 mw, one 800 mw Hydro power project.

Besides, NTPC generates 6,196 mw from its seven Joint Venture power projects (including 6 coal based and one gas based) along with eight renewable energy projects producing 110 mw.

“To provide green power through locally available resources at affordable price, promoting clean energy,” as per the company’s vision.

From 110 mw of RE projects at present, NTPC has drafted its business plan of capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. Besides, having commissioned 110 MW Solar PV Projects, another 15 MW Solar PV and 8 MW Small Hydro Projects are under implementation by the company. About 250 mw of solar capacity is under construction in Andhra Pradesh and 1260 MW is under bidding.

Among the largest fossil fuel power generators in the world, NTPC is amongst the cleanest and has engaged in further reducing its carbon footprints.

NTPC has over 23,000 MW capacity under construction and nearly 9,500 MW capacity is under bidding.

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As against private sector’s average plant load factor (PLF or measure of a power plant’s effective generation) of 61%, NTPC’s PLF is the highest in the country at 80.23% against an all India average PLF of 64.46%. In contrast to NTPC’s high PLG of over 80%, the average PLF of state sector power plants is close to 60% and other Central sector power companies’ is 73.96%.

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NTPC has been ranked as the Number 1 Independent Power Producer in the world in the 2014 rankings brought out by Platts, a part of the prestigious McGraw Hill group.

The company has made the single largest thermal capacity addition (8,445 MW) in the country during the 12th Plan so far and is well on course to achieve its Plan target.

In keeping with its stature as the market leader, NTPC is marching towards its long term capacity addition target of 1,28,000 mw or 128 GW by 2032.

The capacity will have a diversified fuel mix comprising 56% coal, 16% Gas, 11% Nuclear and 17% Renewable Energy Sources including hydro. By 2032, non fossil fuel based generation capacity shall make up nearly 28% of NTPC’s portfolio.

NTPC Ltd’s Board of Directors :

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Gurdeep Singh: Chairman and Managing Director

· Age: 51 years
· Mechanical Engineer by Degree
· 28 years of experience in power sector
· Started career with NTPC
· Worked in various positions in Indian and MNC’s
· Recently joined as CMD of NTPC Ltd
· Was MD of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd


A K Jha: Director (Technical)

· Age: 58 years
· Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and LL.B.
· Joined NTPC in 1977 as Executive Trainee
· Has varied experience of 38 years in Power Project Design & Engineering, Project Planning & Monitoring and Project Construction & Management.
· Also responsible for, R & D


U.P. Pani Director (HR)

· Graduate in Electrical Engineering
· Joined NTPC in November, 1978
· Has worked in project head of NTPC’s biggest power plant at Vindhyachal
· Responsible for entire Human Resource functions of NTPC
· Also responsible for the Power Management Institute (PMI) of NTPC and other corporate functions such as Industrial Safety, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Medical Services and Corporate Security & Coordination.


S.C. Pandey Director (Projects)

· Age : 56 years
· Took over the charge of Director (Projects) from 1st October 2013.
· B.E. in Instrumentation.
· Joined NTPC in November, 1978
· Has about 34 years of experience in project management, engineering, construction besides operation and maintenance
· Has been responsible for planning and implementation of pre-award and post-award activities related to Thermal, Hydro, Coal mining, Renewable Energy, R&M and international JVs, analyzing and identifying bottlenecks and critical issues and suggesting corrective actions for their timely resolution.

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Kulamani Biswal Director (Finance)

· Age: 52 years
· Rich and Varied educational profile : Commerce Graduate, fellow in Cost Accountancy, MBA, LLB and Diploma in Financial Management.
· Started his career with Coal India Limited in 1985 and took charge of D(F), NTPC Ltd in Dec 2013.
· Also worked in Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) at Director level.
· Was Chief (Finance), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.
· At CERC, played a key role in formulation of Tariff Regulations 2009-14 and formation of new company called POSOCO to take care of System Operation and Load Dispatch activities.


K.K. Sharma Director (Operation)

· Age : 57 years
· Graduate in Mechanical Engg. and MBA in Finance.
· Has an illustrious career spanning over 39 years of outstanding contribution in the areas of Mega-Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a Professional Manager, Strategic Planner and a Business Leader.
· As a Director (Operations), he is overall responsible for the activities relating to sustained operation including fuel management of all NTPC stations.


Pradeep Kumar JS & FA

· Age : 52 years
· An Indian Administrative Service Officer of Kerala Cadre
· Also holds B. Tech in Electronics, MBA, Master Diploma in Public Administration and Governance and M. Phil in Social Sciences.
· Has an illustrious career of 26 years as IAS officer.
· Held various administrative positions in the areas of Revenue, Finance, Transport, Shipping, Inland Water Transportation, Water Resources, Irrigation, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, Environment and Forests. Prior to joining as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Power, he was Principal Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, Government of Kerala.


Rajesh Jain Independent Director

· Age: 48 years
· An Electrical Engineer from IIT, Mumbai and MS (Electrical Engineering) from Columbia University, New York.
· A well-known figure in the technology industry and has worked as Member of Technical Staff at NYNEX, USA for 2 years before returning to India.
· Founder – Managing Director of netCore Solutions Private Limited, India’s leading provider of digital real-time communications and marketing solutions for enterprises via email and mobile.
· One of his early ventures, India World Communications, launced in 1995 was acquired by Satyam Inforway in November 1999 for US$115 million in one of Asia’s largest internet deals.
· Also the Founder and Chairman of Emergic Venture Capital.
· Joined as Independent Director (Non-Official Part-time Director) on the Board of NTPC in Nov 2015.

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Prashant Mehta Independent Director

· Age: 61 years
· An Indian Administrative Services Officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre with 36 years of illustrious career
· A graduate in Science and post-graduate in Physics from University of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
· Held various administrative positions in Madhya Pradesh Government departments including education, civil aviation, railways, revenue, mines, forests, etc.
· Took charge as Non-Official Part-time Director (Independent Director) on the Board of NTPC in Juy 2013.


Dr. Gauri Trivedi Independent Director

· Age : 55 years
· Post graduate in Political Science, M. Phil (Soviet Studies), Doctorate in Philosophy, PGPPM from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
· Has held number of administrative posts in Karnataka incl Managing Director (HESCOM), a power distribution company, Managing Director (Karnataka State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation), Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, Govt. of Karnataka and Secretary to the Governor of Karnataka.
· Done a project for World Bank on Street vendors and is currently doing the project for the Government of MP on Women Beneficial Programs.
· Joined as Independent Director (Non-Official Part-time Director) on the Board of NTPC in Nov 2015.