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NTPC to hike capacity by 22,430 MW

NTPC to hike capacity by 22,430 MW
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First Published: Wed, Sep 17 2008. 04 39 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 17 2008. 04 39 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: State-run power producer NTPC Ltd aims to raise its generation capacity by 22,430 MW during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2007-2012).
“NTPC plans to add 22,430 MW of power by 2012,” a company release said.
This capacity addition will be 60.83% of the central sector contribution during the period.
“Out of the 11th Plan target, 2,490 MW has already been added, 16,180 MW is under construction, including 3,750 MW in joint venture companies. Orders for the remaining capacity are scheduled to be placed by November this year,” the release said.
The company plans to add 2,820 MW during 2008-09.
NTPC is planning to go for standardisation and bulk ordering of units. Standardisation would reduce engineering time for the projects and thereby reduce project execution time. It would also help in reduction of spares inventory optimisation of cost.
NTPC has also become a member of North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to obtain database of more than 5,000 generating units around the world.
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First Published: Wed, Sep 17 2008. 04 39 PM IST
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