NTPC

  • Power tariff not hiked by up to 7%, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdraws order November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within hours of hiking the power tariff in the national capital by up to seven per cent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has rolled back the decision. Facing severe criticism for the hike, the DERC said that it has asked the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for some...
  • K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power producer NTPC said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company. A Mechanical Engineer and MBA in Finance, Sharma's career spans over 39 years with contribution in the areas of Mega- Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • SC stay on hydro projects to continue till UoI complies order October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ticking off the Environment ministry for sleeping like 'Kumbhakarna', the Supreme Court on Thursday made it clear that it is not going to lift the stay for setting up of new hydroelectric power projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirath river basins in Uttarakhand unless the Centre comes out with...
  • Fuel shortage known to discoms; notices given in advance: NTPC October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports of complaints by power company of short supply of electricity, the state-run power producer NTPC on Wednesday said that fuel shortage is known to discoms and notices is given to them in advance about shortage of raw material. "NTPC is supposed to communicate with the distribution...
  • NTPC to seek clarification from SC on 3 mines October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: National Thermal Power Corporation on Tuesday said that it would seek a clarification from the Supreme Court on its recent order that cancelled the allocation of three coal mines that belonged the state-owned firm. Of the 218 coal mines reviewed by the apex court,...
  • SC cancels 214 coal block allocations, says government free to auction all after March 2015 September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the country's top court declared 218 coal block allocations made between 1993 and 2009 as illegal and non-transparent, the apex court on Wednesday cancelled 214 allocations dealing a blow to the coal companies. The highlights of the judgement, that takes a critical view of the...
  • Quashing of 214 coal blocks 'first effective blow' to crony capitalism: JDU September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: JD(U) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to quash the allocation of 214 of the 218 coal blocks allotted since 1993 and said it was the first effective blow to "crony capitalism". "I welcome it. This is the first effective blow to expanding crony capitalism. "After this order,...
  • Coal scam: SC cancels all coal block allocations except four September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 coal block allocations between 1993 and 2008 except for four, which are government-run non-joint ventures. The coal blocks exempted include Sasan, UMPP, NTPC and SAIL. The court said that the allocations are arbitrary and that there were no basis for the allocations....
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • Andhra Pradesh government to soon sign deal with NTPC for 1000mw solar unit September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to make Andhra Pradesh power surplus, the state government is shortly entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NTPC for setting up a mega solar power unit with a capacity of 1,000 MW at Ananthapur. Andhra Pradesh Information & Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha...
  • Power Ministry approves coal swap between NTPC, Gujarat September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Power is believed to have permitted staterun NTPC to swap imported coal it receives through Gujarat for its thermal plant in Chhattisgarh with the fuel available at Bilaspur mines. In turn, the state can utilise the imported coal for its power plants. Being closer to...
  • Coal shortage cripples 1,500 MW generation at NTPC plants August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Extended summer has added to the woes of power sector, as increased demand for electricity and shortage in fuel supply has affected nearly 1,500 MW generation capacity at the plants of staterun NTPC. According to sources, around 1,500 MW of thermal power generation of country's largest generator has been...
  • 8 injured in blast at NTPC plant August 7, 2014

    Eight persons, including two engineers, sustained burn injuries in a blast this evening in a pipeline at one of the units of an NTPC plant in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred at around 9 pm at Unit No.7 of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant when...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • Power Grid okays over Rs 5,500 crore investments in 4 years June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation on Monday approved investments of Rs 5,500 crore for upgrading networks in about 4 years. "Board of Directors of the Company approved strengthening the transmission corridor for independent power producers in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 5,151.37 crore," Power Grid...
  • Modi's big challenge: How can India overcome the power crisis? June 10, 2014

    There is some good news for Delhiites. The capital will get 400 megawatts of power by Tuesday night. The decision comes after an emergency meeting between Power Minister Piyush Goyal, the Delhi Lt Governor and other officials. Goyal said that electricity lines will be restored in 10 days at the...
  • NTPC, Dabhol to supply additional gas to Delhi to meet demand June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi, reeling under high temperatures and an acute electricity shortage, will get additional gas supplies from NTPC and Dabhol to increase power generation and help meet demand in the national capital. While the Power Ministry has assured fuel supply from NTPC to generate power to the tune...
  • NTPC invites bids for 1,320MW Khargone project June 8, 2014

    Country's largest power producer NTPC has invited bids for construction of the 1,320MW Khargone thermal project, estimated to cost Rs 7,000 crore. Bids have been sought for EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) package for the Khargone super thermal power plant coming up in Madhya Pradesh. The plant would have two units, each...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 25, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its ChattiBariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the ChattiBariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • Sensex surges 319 points to new closing peak; SBI zooms 10 pc May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex surged 319 points, clocking its biggest rise in over a week, to end at a new closing peak of 24,693.35 on Friday boosted by a spike in SBI after its earnings and heavy buying in power shares on hopes of a big push under the incoming...
  • Sensex, Nifty inch up to new peaks for 4th day; RIL falls May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Monday gave up early gains and inched up about 14 points to end at fresh closing high for the fourth day in a row, amid signs of profit booking in recent gainers like RIL, ONGC and Coal India. In volatile trade, the 30share index opened strong...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a ninemember panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • Power crisis may come to an end as NTPC's Raigarh plant is operational now April 30, 2014

    NTPC on Wednesday said its 50 MW solar plant at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh is now fully operational. "With commencement of commercial operations of 20 MW solar unit on Wednesday, the capacity of Raigarh solar photovoltaic (PV) plant has become 50 MW," NTPC said in a statement. With this, the stateowned company's...
  • Sensex at fresh record high as RBI keeps rates unchanged April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Beginning the new fiscal year on a high note, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rose by 60.17 points to all-time closing high of 22,446.44 in a volatile session after the RBI kept key policy rates unchanged. The 30-share index continued its record setting spree for the seventh session with...
  • NTPC to setup of power project worth Rs 17,000 crore in the state March 1, 2014

    State-owned NTPC will lay the foundation stone for the 2,640 MW power project in Madhya Pradesh, entailing an investment of Rs17,000 crore, on Sunday. The Bundelkhand super thermal power project, located in Chhatarpur district, would have four units — each having 660 MW generation capacity. Half of the total electricity generated from...
  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates power projects worth Rs 12,000 crore February 22, 2014

    Inaugurating various power projects valued at Rs 12,000 crore, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday vowed not to seek vote in 2015 Assembly elections if he failed to improve power condition in the state. Work was going on at warfooting to improve power distribution and transmission system, Kumar said and...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a reprieve to residents of Delhi, the Supreme Court on directed NTPC not to cut power supply till March 26 to Reliance Groupowned power distribution companies for not clearing outstanding dues of over Rs.300 crore. The apex court also directed BSES to pay Rs 50 crore within two...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC asks NTPC to continue supply to BSES February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Delhiites, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Thermal Power Corporation to continue the power supply to BSES Yamuna, the discom which provides electricity to east and central Delhi. The top court asked NTPC to continue the supply till March 26 and also...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...