NTPC which was earlier called National Thermal Power Corporation has signed an agreement with Ceylon Electricity board of Sri Lanka to jointly set up a 100 MW solar power plant in Sampur, in the Trincomalee district of Sri Lanka .
The National Thermal Power Corporation of India is owned by the Government of India. It was set up in 1975.
The company was mainly in the business of coal based power generation and transmission of electricity. Later it diversified into non renewable power generation business.
The total installed capacity of the company is 68,567.18 MW (including JVs) own stations include 24 coal based, 7 gas based, 1 Hydro 1 Wind 13 Solar and 1 Small hydro plant.
As on 31.03.2020 the company had 16.78% of the total national capacity and it contributes 20.96% of total power generation.
It operates India’s largest power plant in India,Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station, Madhya Pradesh.
The Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, with an installed capacity of 4,760MW, is currently the biggest thermal power plant in India. It is a coal-based power plant owned and operated by NTPC.
Headquarters : New Delhi
Source of Data : NTPC website .
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