India is witnessing a sharp increase in power demand, and NTPC is making all efforts for meeting demand as per the grid requirement. NTPC has geared up to meet the increasing demand and the generation from NTPC group stations has registered a 23% growth compared to the previous year.
To meet the increase in demand, the following actions have been taken:
- Under flexible utilisation of coal policy, NTPC is arranging coal at the stations where the stock position is critical.
- Continuously coordinating with Coal India and Railways for augmenting coal supply at critical stations and diverting rakes wherever required.
- Augmenting 0.27 million t import coal left out from the contracts placed earlier.
- Darlipalli Unit#2 (800 MW) was put in operation and commercial operation of the unit is being done, with effect from 1 September 2021. The plant is a pit-head station, and the coal is being fed from captive mine of NTPC (Dulanga).
- Increasing coal production from all captive mines of NTPC.
- The states are also requested to schedule offtake from the gas stations. In order to plan for making arrangement for gas for generator companies, states are requested to schedule power at least for a week.
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