Current Affairs 14/09/2017

  • NTPC's commercial power generation capacity to cross 50 GW 110 Published On: 14/09/2017  

    NTPC's commercial power generation capacity to cross 50 GW

    - State-run power giant NTPC has said that two of its units will begin commercial operations this month, enhancing the generation capacity of NTPC Group to 50,108 MW.

    - Unit-2 of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Station, Stage- II (2 X 660 MW) will be declared on commercial operation form September 18, 2017

    - Besides, Unit-1 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Station (2 X 660 MW) will also be declared on commercial operation from September 25, 2017.

    -   With this, the commercial power generation capacity of NTPC would become 42892 MW and that of NTPC Group, over 50 GW or 50108 MW.

    - State-run NTPC has crossed the milestone of 50 GW power generation capacity which will help the country realise the goal of power for all.

    - Lauding the company’s efforts, Power Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Proud to announce that NTPC has crossed 50,000 MW of installed power generation capacity today. Another milestone towards 24X7 power for all.”

    - According to a company statement, with the commissioning of 500 MW unit at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh, the total installed capacity of NTPC has increased to 50,498 MW.