NTPC is shaping up well for the future with its diversification plans and as a responsible corporate, NTPC is committed towards environment and the fast growing capacity addition in the renewable portfolio is testimony to the commitment, said R K Singh.
November 09, 2020. By Manu Tayal
NTPC is shaping up well for the future with its diversification plans and as a responsible corporate, NTPC is committed towards environment and the fast growing capacity addition in the renewable portfolio is testimony to the commitment, said R K Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
The Minister was speaking at the 46th Raising Day of NTPC and addressing the senior management of the company along with the employees and their family members via digital platform.
During the occasion, RK Singh said that, “during the pandemic NTPC has ensured uninterrupted power supply to the nation reinforcing the significance of affordable power in our daily lives.”
Singh further said, “NTPC is one of the largest companies in India and now they must strive hard to become one of the largest power producers globally. The company has remained nimble footed that has helped them to evolve stronger over the years.”
Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary Power, GoI also congratulated NTPC for its glorious 45 years of excellence, and said, “I am glad to see how NTPC is looking to reinvent itself and move forward with its investments in the renewable sphere.”
Sahai praised the company’s efforts in mitigating pollution caused due to stubble burning by co-firing Biomass at its power plants. He also emphasised on Hydrogen as the fuel for future and commended the way NTPC is gearing up for its challenges.
During the occasion, Gurdeep Singh, CMD of NTPC, said, “we appreciate and acknowledge all those who have contributed to the growth of NTPC since 1975 and congratulate NTPC Family for its success over the years.”
He further said “in this financial year, we have added 1784 MW in spite of challenges posed by the pandemic and ensured uninterrupted power supply to the nation. We are planning to achieve the target of 1 lakh MW of capacity by 2025 and are well placed with our diversification plans in distribution and expansion in renewable portfolio.”
Besides, the day also marked the announcement of commercial operation second unit of 880 MW unit of the NTPC Lara in Chhattisgarh.
At the Raising Day celebration, Swarn Shakti Awards were presented to NTPC plants in the areas of Productivity, Safety, Protection and Improvement of Environment, Rajbhasha, Best Health Facilities, CSR & Community Development and Project Management Awards.
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