NTPC targets 75,000MW capacity by 2017

With a view to achieve generation capacity of 75,000MW by 2017, NTPC has undertaken 17 projects across the country

State-run utility NTPC has undertaken 17 projects across the country for capacity addition of 17,930MW of power in the roadmap to achieve 75,000MW generation capacity by 2017, a top company official told reporters.

"In a roadmap to growth, we have 17 under-construction projects spread across India for generation of 17,930MW of power, out of which 14 projects are of NTPC and four (are) through joint ventures, which are in different stages," NTPC’s deputy general manager (finance) Sulochana Muralidharan told reporters yesterday. “At present, NTPC generates 30,644MW (of) power, but our target is to reach 75,000MW capacity generation by 2017,” she added.

"Land, water, fuel supply and power purchase agreements all are in place for these projects, which are expected to come up progressively in the next two-three years under the 11th or early 12th Year plan," she said.

She also said that the company had invited bids for 9,632MW of capacity, spread over 11 projects, and that NTPC expects the contracts to be awarded within a period of six months to one year.

She added that feasibility reports for 4,245MW capacity projects are ready and that these projects are very soon going to be awarded.
 

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