Sitting on the Satluj river in Bilaspur is state-owned NTPC Ltd’s hydro power project—the 800 mw Koldam power project in Himachal Pradesh. Usually in the news for delays in its execution, the Koldam hydel power project has created a record of sorts by achieving the highest plant load factor (PLF) of 107.27% in the country amongst all Central and state sector power stations in July 2016, NTPC said on Tuesday.
Koldam is NTPC’s first mega hydel power project that began its commercial operation in July 2015 and generated 1794.71 Million units of electricity in FY 2015-16, which is more than 105 % of Design Energy.
NTPC said the project has achieved Declared Capacity (DC %) of 110.10 % in May, 2016 which is highest in the country for the month of May, 2016 and highest PLF of 107.27% among all Central and State sector power stations in the country in July, 2016.
NTPC is India’s largest power generating company with an installed capacity of 47,228 mw. The company’s portfolio comprise a mix of mainly thermal followed by hydro, gas, solar and wind projects.
For the Q1 of FY 2016-17, NTPC Coal stations achieved PLF of 81.35% as against National PLF of 63.56%.
In its recently announce results for the period April to June 2016, NTPC recorded a 4% increase in its net profit at Rs 2,370 crore as against Rs 2,277 crore for the same period last fiscal.
The company’s total income increased by 11% in the first quarter of 2016-17 at Rs 19,221 crore as against Rs 17,334 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
For the Q1 of FY 2016-17, NTPC Ltd generated 64.555 Billion Units against 58.697 Billion Units generated in the corresponding period of the previous year, an increase of about 10%.
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