National Thermal Power

National Thermal Power

NTPC Limited (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) (BSE: 532555, NSE: NTPC) is the largest Indian state-owned electric utilities company based in New Delhi, India. It is listed in Forbes Global 2000 for 2011 ranked at 348th in the world. It is an Indian public sector company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in which at present the Government of India holds 84.5% (after divestment of the stake by Indian government on 19 October 2009) of its equity. With an electric power generating capacity of 41,184 MW, NTPC has embarked on plans to become a 75,000 MW company by 2017. It was founded on 7 November 1975.

On 21 May 2010, NTPC was conferred Maharatna status by the Union Government of India.

NTPC's core business is engineering, construction and operation of power generating plants and providing consultancy to power utilities in India and abroad.

The total installed capacity of the company is 36,514 MW (including JVs) with 16 coal based and 7 gas based stations, located across the country. In addition under JVs(Joint Venture), 6 stations are coal-based, and another station uses naphtha/LNG as fuel. By 2017, the power generation portfolio is expected to have a diversified fuel mix with coal based capacity of around 27,535 MW, 3,955 MW through gas, 1,328 MW through Hydro generation, about 1400 MW from nuclear sources and around 1000 MW from Renewable Energy Sources (RES). NTPC has adopted a multi-pronged growth strategy which includes capacity addition through green field projects, expansion of existing stations, joint ventures, subsidiaries and takeover of stations.

NTPC has been operating its plants at high efficiency levels. Although the company has 19% of the total national capacity it contributes 29% of total power generation due to its focus on high efficiency. NTPC’s share at 31 Mar 2001 of the total installed capacity of the country was 24.51% and it generated 29.68% of the power of the country in 2008–09. Every fourth home in India is lit by NTPC. As at 31 Mar 2011 NTPC's share of the country's total installed capacity is 17.75% and it generated 27.4% of the power generation of the country in 2010–11. NTPC is lighting every third bulb in India. 170.88BU of electricity was produced by its stations in the financial year 2005–2006. The Net Profit after Tax on 31 March 2006 was 58.202 billion. Net profit after tax for the quarter ended 30 June 2006 was 15.528 billion, which is 18.65% more than that for the same quarter in the previous financial year. It is listed in Forbes Global 2000 for 2011 ranked it 348th in the world.

Pursuant to a special resolution passed by the Shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 23 September 2005 and the approval of the Central Government under section 21 of the Companies Act, 1956, the name of the Company "National Thermal Power Corporation Limited" has been changed to "NTPC Limited" with effect from 28 October 2005. The primary reason for this is the company's foray into hydro and nuclear based power generation along with backward integration by coal mining.

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