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Power sector to achieve highest capacity addition this year

13th Feb, 2011

Power sector in the country is poised for record capacity addition of 15000MW during this financial year said Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power inaugurating International O&M Event “Indian Power Stations - 2011” today in New Delhi to commemorate the commencement of power generation from NTPC’s  first unit at Singrauli (Uttar Pradesh) on same day in 1982.  He congratulated NTPC for its achievements and gear up for further challenges.  Shri Shinde said that after nearly thirty years of humble beginning, NTPC has a total installed capacity of over 33000 MW and plans to be a 75000MW company by 2017.

Shri  K. C. Venugopal ,Minister of State for Power in his keynote address urged the power companies  for new and innovative initiatives  for futuristic impact on power situation in the country by supply of reliable and quality power to all sections of the society.

Shri P Uma Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Power in his address said that 13 February is a historical day for both NTPC and central sector. The government’s plans to add capacity in the country continue to centre around NTPC. He added that expectations from NTPC are very high for significant contribution to the sector in the country, in view of the ambitious capacity addition target of 12th plan.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC said that the company is pursuing inclusive growth model meeting all its stakeholders including displaced persons, population around its projects and also ensuring quality power at reasonable cost to the consumers. He also spoke about challenges faced by the company in the areas of fuel security.

Shri Gurdial Singh, Chairperson, CEA, and Shri N. N. Misra, Director (Operations), NTPC Limited also addressed the gathering of distinguished invitees and participating Power Engineers from all over India and abroad.

The inaugural function of the Event Operational Performance beyond Excellence shall be followed by technical sessions and an exhibition to be held at NTPC Power Management Institute NOIDA on the 14th. In all, over 50 technical papers on Power Plant Operation and Maintenance shall be presented and discussed during the conference, including 7 technical papers from International organizations. The exhibition will show case new and innovative products for Power Generation Industry, from a wide cross section of Indian and Multinational manufacturers.

book on O&M Practices

Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power , released a book on O&M Practices at International O&M Event “Indian Power Stations - 2011” today in New Delhi to commemorate the commencement of power generation from NTPC’s first unit at Singrauli (Uttar Pradesh) on same day in 1982. Shri K. C. Venugopal ,Minister of State for Power, Shri P Uma Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri Gurdial Singh, Chairperson, CEA, Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC and Shri N. N. Misra, Director (Operations) are also seen


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