NTPC Ltd recorded its highest ever generation of 314 billion units of electricity in the financial year ended March, a growth of 8.2 per cent compared to the previous year, even as India’s annual electricity consumption fell amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The firm, including subsidiaries, recorded its highest ever single day generation of 1192.42 million units, with a plant load factor of 66 per cent for its coal-fired stations, the firm said in a statement.
On a standalone basis, NTPC generated 270.9 billion units, an increase of 4.3 per cent over the previous year.
NTPC also realised 100 per cent of the billed amount from the Discoms and for the first time, this realisation crossed ₹1-lakh crore, the statement added. At the same time, pending dues owed to the firm by various discoms stood at ₹16,152.15 at the end of January, according to the Praapti portal.
“In another feat, Singrauli Unit-1 in Uttar Pradesh, first and the oldest unit of NTPC which was commissioned 39 years ago, and Korba Unit-2