NTPC to set up a solar plant in Sri Lanka

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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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