Record capacity of 54,964 MW added during 11th plan
03rd Jun, 2012
The total installed capacity of the country has crossed two lakh Megawatts(MW), with a record capacity addition of 54964MW in the 11th plan. This is about two and half times the capacity added in the 10th plan. This was stated by Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power in Solapur during the ceremony held to flag off main plant civil works of NTPC’s Solapur Super thermal Power project (2x660MW) last evening. Shri K. C. Venugopal, Union Minister of State for Power and other dignitaries of the State and the Region were present on this historic occasion.
In his address Shri K. C. Venugopal, Union Minister of State for Power spoke about the commitment of the government to meet the power demand of the country through diversified fuel mix.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC said the company is committed to generate quality power for the nation and development of Solapur on power map of the country.
Shri Shinde also dedicated the Solapur Power & Industrial Training Institute (SPITI) to the Nation. He also inaugurated commencement of civil works of SPITI Residential Complex in Solapur. The SPITI shall be state of the art ITI with workshops for welding, Electrician, Instrument Mechanic Trades, Computer lab and Drawing Hall. The institute shall enhance the quality of vocational education in the area and ensure better employability of local youth.
NTPC is India’s largest power utility, playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development. The present installed capacity of NTPC is 38014 MW. CSR is an article of faith for NTPC and it takes up several initiatives in community development activities in the areas of infrastructure, health, sanitation, and education around its power projects.
Socio economic vitality of the people around its business units is integral to sustainable success of NTPC as a company. This belief guides NTPC into adopting a participative approach towards its R&R activities and CSR initiatives.
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