NTPC posts 12.55% growth in power generation last month
State-owned NTPC had recorded 12.55 per cent growth in power generation in August this year compared to the same month in 2016.
“The total (power) generation for the month (August 2017) was 22.347 billion units (BU) against 19.855 billion units,” NTPC said in a statement.
Plant load factor (PLF) increased 5.58 per cent compared to August last year.
The statement said that Koldam hydro power project had generated electricity at its peak capacity during this period. In line with the government’s thrust on renewable energy, the company’s solar stations had generated 455 million units from 870-MW capacity during April-August 2017.
“This is three times higher than last year,” it said.
NTPC had commissioned 3,845-MW capacity and added 2,190 MW to commercial capacity during 2016-17. The installed capacity of the group is 51,671 MW as on July 31 and has over 28,000 MW of capacity under construction.