State-run NTPC today said its total installed capacity increased to 48,028 MW following the commissioning of 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka.
"With commissioning of 800 MW unit at Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station in Karnataka, the total installed capacity of the largest Power Utility of the country NTPC has risen to 48,028 mw," the company said in a statement.
This is the first 800 MW unit commissioned by NTPC, it said. The company has 19 coal-based, 7 gas-based, 9 solar Image result for Photovoltaics (PV), one hydro and 9 subsidiaries/ joint venture power stations.
NTPC has a capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across the country, including 4300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies.
The PSU power giant is playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development, contributing nearly 24 per cent of country's power generation. NTPC wants to be the world's leading power company in a bid to energise India's growth and plans to become 130 GW company by 2032.
Meanwhile, State-owned NTPC today said that its wholly-owned arm NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam has signed power purchase pact with Nepal Electricity Authority to supply 160 MW power for January-May 2017.
“NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN)...has signed Power Purchase Agreement(PPA) with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for supply of up to 160 MW power for the period January 2017 to May 2017 through Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar transmission line,” the company said in a statement.
The agreement was signed by Arun Kumar Garg, CEO, NVVN and Kul Man Ghising Managing Director, NEA, the statement said.