Tata Power gets Rs 1,505 cr solar power project from NTPC

Tata Power said its solar unit has got a Rs 1,505 cr contract to set up a 250 megawatt solar power plant for India’s largest power producer NTPC. The contract, the biggest ever to be received by the company from an external customer, has to be completed in 20 months. With this order, the order […]

NTPC to build 520 MW hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh

NTPC Ltd, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation, took another step in its journey towards reducing its dependence on coal-fired plants by signing an agreement to develop two hydropower stations with a combined capacity of 520 MW. The two projects, for which NTPC has signed agreements with the Himachal Pradesh government, can be classified […]

NTPC offers 4-year deal to green entrepreneurs for agri-waste supply

NTPC, India’s largest power producer by far, has invited expressions of interest worth thousands of crores of rupees for the supply of agricultural waste to 21 power plants across the country. NTPC will give a four-year assured off-take commitment. The proposals, invited on Dec 26, can potentially be a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs willing to […]

BHEL gets Rs 137 cr order from NTPC for pollution retrofit

Government-controlled infrastructure equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said it has been awarded a Rs 137 cr renovation and modernisation order for a pollution control system at NTPC Ltd’s Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station. The order is for the modernization of the plant’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP), a device that removes suspended dust particles from a […]

NTPC launches $400 mln USD bonds at 4.5% interest

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, said it is raising $400 mln (Rs 2,600 cr) by selling dollar-denominated bonds that carry a 4.5% interest. The bonds were priced yesterday and the issue is now open, the company said. The notes will mature on March 19, 2028. Both the principal and interest payments will be made […]

NTPC starts 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, has taken its total installed production capacity beyond the 51,000 MW mark with the addition of the 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra. The total capacity of the NTPC Group has become 51410 MW, including 20 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one Hydro, […]

Power companies to save Rs 2,500 cr/yr as coal linkage rationalization expands

The amount of money estimated to be saved by power companies in India due to the rearrangement of coal supplies has risen to Rs 2,503.50 cr per year, according to power ministry sources. The program of swapping coal sources, known as ‘coal linkage rationalization’, is in its third phase. The first phase, which was carried out […]

Delhi Pollution Control Board extends shutdown of NTPC Badarpur plant till January

NTPC Ltd said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has given directions to keep all its units in Badarpur Thermal Power Station closed till January 31, 2017. The reason for the committees direction has not been disclosed by NTPC. However, the reason is likely to be concerns around poor air quality in Delhi. The plant was […]

NTPC’s Koldam power project on Sutlej sets power production record

NTPC, a power generation company, said its first hydro power project, the 800 MW Koldam Hydro Project in Himachal Pradesh, achieved more than its targeted power generation levels. The project, built on river Sutlej, began commercial operation in July last year. In the financial year 2015-16 it generated 1794.71 million units of electricity and in […]

BHEL wins Rs 3,500-cr order from NTPC

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited said it won an order worth around Rs 3,500 for the supply of two 800 MW boilers with supercritical parameters for Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TnSTPP). The project is located within NTPC’s existing Ramagundam Power Station in Karimnagar district of Telangana. “The power generated from this plant will contribute substantially […]

Govt officials’ travel bills subject to RTI – CIC tells NTPC

The Chief Information Commissioner — the highest authority under India’s Right to Information law — has ruled that the bills submitted by a government official for getting travel allowance are not covered under privacy safeguards. Government officials are allowed to claim TA or travel allowance in lieu of expenses incurred while traveling on official business […]