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NTPC on course to achieving 75,000-mw mark

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 14:58 Hrs  [IST]

Central power utility NTPC said that it is on course to achieving a power portfolio of 75,000 mw by 2017, going by the current progress. It has set a long-term target of attaining total power capacity of 1,28,000 mw by 2032. The capacity indicated includes that coming up in joint ventures. Apart from thermal power, NTPC's mainstay, the utility also expects hydropower and other forms of clean energy to account for a significant share of its power portfolio. NTPC is also working on overseas projects including a 500-mw coal-fired plant in Sri Lanka, coming up in joint venture with Ceylon Electricity Board.

NTPC currently has an installed capacity of 34,854 mw, coming from self-owned and joint venture plants. According to information available, NTPC currently has 14,088 mw of power capacity under physical construction. Another 18,471 mw of projects are under the bidding stage. NTPC has approved the feasibility reports for 14,666 mw of capacity and feasibility reports for yet another basket of 16,272 are under preparation.

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A. Existing capacity 34,854
B. Under construction 14,088
C. In bidding stage 18,471
D. Feasibility approved 14,666
E. Under feasibility study 16,272
Total (A to E) 98,351
Cumulative target by 2017 75,000
Cumulative target by 2032 128,000
*as of mid-September 2011  
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