NTPC starts 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra

One of NTPC’s thermal plants

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, has taken its total installed production capacity beyond the 51,000 MW mark with the addition of the 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra.

The total capacity of the NTPC Group has become 51410 MW, including 20 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one Hydro, one wind and 9 Subsidiaries and Joint Venture power stations, the producer said.

NTPC said it over 20,000 MW under creation at 23 locations across the country including 4,000 MW under joint venture and subsidiary companies.

In the just concluded financial year, NTPC prodcued over 250 billion unit — about a fifth of the total 1,280 or so billion units produced in the country in the year..

NTPC, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corp, is a government of India controlled company.

In recent years, it has moved away from its core focus on coal based generation and diversified into hydropower and renewables.