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NTPC strides towards self sustainability

NTPC has contracts with many companies like Coal India which mines coal and sells it to NTPC in exchange for a large sum of money.
The Government of India, under its scheme for promotion of Secondary Sectors like Steel and Power Projects, started giving coal blocks to NTPC so that they could exploit the reserve and use it in their Power Plants. This is called Captive Coal Production.

 

NTPC made a debut in captive coal production just two years ago, so the jump in output for the current financial year is encouraging.

However, at 7.25 million tonne, the NTPC's captive coal production is still only a fraction of its annual coal requirement of around 190 million tonne.

The bulk of NTPC's coal requirement is currently met by Coal India, while a small quantity is also imported.

NTPC has been allotted coal blocks including Pakri-Barwadih, Chatti-Bariatu, Kerandari, Dulanga, Talaipalli and Chatti-Bariatu (South), Bani, Bhalumunda and Mandakini B - for captive production so that it can meet the demand for fuel for its coal run power plants.

These mines have total geological reserves of around 7.15 billion tonne with annual production potential of 107 million tone, and the total capacity for NTPC's coal fired power plants is currently at 45,500 MW.

NTPC plans to ramp up coal production at Dulanga and Pakri-Barwadih and bring more mines into production to boost the overall output in the coming years.

In its annual report in 2017, NTPC had said that it plans to secure around 33 per cent of its total coal requirement through captive coal blocks by 2030.

"Mining of coal is integral to our overall fuel security strategy. A Greater degree of self-reliance in coal will go a long way in ensuring sustained growth of our power generation operations," a company official who requested anonymity.

 

As excerpted from: Economic Times 

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Power giant NTPC, incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and promoted by the Government of India is expected to end the current financial year with captive coal production of 7.25 million tonne. Which is up by a massive 170%, from 2.68 million tonne the previous year, as claimed by a company official. While output at NTPC's Pakri Barwadih coal mine at Jharkhand has seen a sizeable jump, from 2.68 million tonne in FY18 to 6.75 million tonne in FY19, Dulanga coal mine in Odisha which was inaugurated on 22 September 2018, would be ending the current financial year with an output of 0.5 million tonne.

NTPC has contracts with many companies like Coal India which mines coal and sells it to NTPC in exchange for a large sum of money.
The Government of India, under its scheme for promotion of Secondary Sectors like Steel and Power Projects, started giving coal blocks to NTPC so that they could exploit the reserve and use it in their Power Plants. This is called Captive Coal Production.

NTPC made a debut in captive coal production just two years ago, so the jump in output for the current financial year is encouraging.

However, at 7.25 million tonne, the NTPC's captive coal production is still only a fraction of its annual coal requirement of around 190 million tonne.

The bulk of NTPC's coal requirement is currently met by Coal India, while a small quantity is also imported.

NTPC has been allotted coal blocks including Pakri-Barwadih, Chatti-Bariatu, Kerandari, Dulanga, Talaipalli and Chatti-Bariatu (South), Bani, Bhalumunda and Mandakini B - for captive production so that it can meet the demand for fuel for its coal run power plants.

These mines have total geological reserves of around 7.15 billion tonne with annual production potential of 107 million tone, and the total capacity for NTPC's coal fired power plants is currently at 45,500 MW.

NTPC plans to ramp up coal production at Dulanga and Pakri-Barwadih and bring more mines into production to boost the overall output in the coming years.

In its annual report in 2017, NTPC had said that it plans to secure around 33 per cent of its total coal requirement through captive coal blocks by 2030.

"Mining of coal is integral to our overall fuel security strategy. A Greater degree of self-reliance in coal will go a long way in ensuring sustained growth of our power generation operations," a company official who requested anonymity.

 

As excerpted from: Economic Times 

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