NTPC

  • 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 14, 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 1,320-MW Khargone project June 8, 2014

    Country's largest power producer NTPC has invited bids for construction of the 1,320-MW 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 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its Chatti-Bariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the Chatti-Bariatu 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 30-share 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 nine-member 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 May 1, 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 photo-voltaic (PV) plant has become 50 MW," NTPC said in a statement. With this, the state-owned 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 Group-owned 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...
  • AAP asks DERC to suspend BSES licence if it cuts power in Delhi February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP government of Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has asked for the suspension of the licence of BSES if it cuts power supply in the national capital. If the BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) stop...
  • NTPC gives power supply suspension notice from Feb 11 to BSES Rajdhani February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Thermal Power Corporation has given an electricity supply suspension notice from February 11 to Delhi utility BSES Rajdhani. On Friday, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had threatened to stop power supply to the BSES Yamuna, which caters to central and east Delhi. The regions could face...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES Rajdhani...
  • Delhi discoms hike tariff, AAP govt fumes, says it's uncalled for January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government's New Year gift to Delhi did not last long as people will now have to pay more for electricity. The power companies on Friday increased the surcharge resulting in electricity tariff going up from February 1. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani...
  • Delhi government condemns hike in power tariff January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday condemned the hike in power tariffs from February 1. The Aam Aadmi Party government in one of its poll promises had said there will be a 50 per cent cut in the power tariff, but Delhiites will now be paying more. The Kejriwal government...
  • BSES asks Delhi government to step in to avoid major power crisis January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The BSES on Friday said that the company is hopeful of avoiding a major power cut in Delhi and has requested the Delhi government to step in to defuse the crisis. BSES sources say bank holding back funds is leading to a payment problem. NTCP has rejected Delhi government's...
  • NTPC alleges illegal mining in Jharkhand January 20, 2014

    Public sector power producer NTPC on Tuesday said it facing illegal mining at its Pakri Barwadih coal block in Jharkhand and alleged the state is not providing law and order support, while asking the government to look into the issue. "There are issues of illegal mining in areas where mining has...
  • Govt slaps notice,seeks explanation from NTPC for mine delays January 8, 2014

    The Coal Ministry has issued a show-cause notice to NTPC for delay in production from Chatti Bariatu South coal block in Jharkhand and sought explanation from the power PSU for making slow progress in another mine in the state. Almost a year ago the government had withdrawn the deallocation of three...
  • NTPC signs initial pact for Chhattisgarh geothermal project January 7, 2014

    NTPC has signed an initial agreement with the Geological Survey of India to set up a geothermal power project at Tattapani in Chhattisgarh. "A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NTPC and Geological Survey of India today...for preparation of DPR (Detailed Project Report) for geothermal power project at Tattapani," NTPC...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Work to restore damaged infrastructure starts October 13, 2013

    With the subsiding of Cyclone Phailin, steps to restore snapped communication lines, power transmission and rebuild damaged infrastructure in coastal belt of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh started on Sunday. Official sources said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is personally monitoring the situation and has directed central agencies to extend "full support"...
  • Nitish Kumar hints at Bihar becoming a power surplus state October 4, 2013

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday hinted that Bihar would become a power surplus state in a couple of years. Kumar said that an additional 2000 MW would be generated from the thermal power plant at Nabi Nagar which was being constructed in partnership with the NTPC. He told a...
  • PM dedicates NTPC's Chhattisgarh thermal power plant to nation September 19, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dedicated NTPC's Sipat thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh to the nation on Thursday and lay the foundation stone of the first stage of the company's planned Lara project in the state. Earlier NTPC in a statement said that Prime Minister would dedicate NTPC's 2,980 MW Sipat...
  • PM to dedicate NTPC's Sipat plant to the nation on Sept 19 September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to dedicate state-run NTPC's Sipat thermal power project in Chhattisgarh to the nation on Thursday. The 2,980 MW Sipat coal-based thermal power plant will be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on September 19, a Power Ministry official said. The Sipat project has...