NTPC Suffers over 10 pc Loss in Power Output - The New Indian Express

NTPC Suffers over 10 pc Loss in Power Output

Published: 28th December 2013 10:36 AM

Last Updated: 28th December 2013 10:36 AM

The 3,000-mw NTPC-Kaniha plant, the second largest power plant in the country, suffered a generation loss of 2,032 million units (10.6 per cent in terms of plant load factor) in the current financial year due to short supply of coal by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

This was stated by VB Fadnavis, Executive Director (ED) of the NTPC plant while interacting with media persons at Kaniha. He said NTPC plant got 85 per cent of Fuel Supply Agreement of coal this year till date as compared to 87 per cent in last financial year. Coal is brought from Lingaraj, Kaniha and other coal mines of MCL by the plant through rail, he added. However, the supply from the feeding coal company has improved recently. “We are in touch with MCL authorities and they have assured of their full cooperation in this regard. Now, all our six 500-mw units are running in full load and we hope the coal supply situation will improve in coming days. The supply from new Kaniha coal mine nearby has boosted the coal off-take of the company.

The five-day strike in Talcher recently has in fact inflicted a great loss to us as supply was affected,” the ED stated. He said NTPC has reduced the procurement of import coal to 12 per cent of the requirement against 15 per cent earlier as it wants domestic coal which is cheaper.

Speaking on the activities on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Fednavis said the company has given `2.51 crore to CESU recently for lighting facilities at Jagannath temple in Puri. Additional General Manager (Human Resource Department) GC Suryadeo said NTPC-Kaniha spends about `3 to `4 crore on CSR activities. It takes care of the people of its peripheral areas as per the company guidelines.

General Managers CV Anand, UK Dasgupta, C Chakravarty and RC Pattnaik, AGM GC Suryodeo were present.

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