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NTPC, which is India's largest power company, was being incorporated on November 7, 1975, for accelerating power development in India. Now, it has emerged as an ‘Integrated Power Major,’ along with a vital presence in the whole value chain of power generation business. Along with a current generating capacity of about 30,144 MW, NTPC has embarked on plans to become a 75,000 MW company until 2017. It is also emerging as a diversified power major with a presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business. It has also ventured into power trading, consultancy, ash utilization, and coal mining. Right from social to developmental work of the community and welfare-based dependence to creating greater self-reliance; the constant endeavor is to institutionalize social responsibility on various levels. Currently, it generates power from Coal and Gas. And with an installed capacity of about 30,144 MW, it is the largest power generating major in the country. It has also diversified into hydropower, oil & gas exploration, coal mining, power equipment manufacturing, and power trading & distribution. And with an increasing presence in the power value chain, it is on its way to becoming an “Integrated Power Major” and also the first among power utilities in India to start Environment Impact Assessment (or EIA) studies and reinforced it with Periodic Environmental Audits and Reviews.

The business area of the company:

  • Power Generation
  • Consultancy services
  • Power trading
  • Ash utilization
  • Coal mining

Some of the Business divisions:

  • Hydro Power:It entered the hydropower business, along with the 800 MW Koldam hydro project in Himachal Pradesh. Also, the two more projects have been taken up in Uttarakhand. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary named, NTPC Hydro Ltd., which is setting up hydro projects of capacities up to 250 MW.
  • Coal Mining:Also in a major backward integration move for creating fuel security, it has ventured into the coal mining business intending to meet about 20% of its coal needs from its captive mines by 2017. Also, the Government of India has allotted seven coal blocks to NTPC, with two blocks to be developed via the joint venture route. Moreover, coal production is to start in 2009–10.
  • Power Trading:The 'NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.' (or NVVN), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary was created for the trading power leading to optimal utilization of the NTPC’s assets. It is also the second-largest power trading company nationwide. So, to facilitate power trading in India, ‘National Power Exchange Ltd.,’ which is a JV between NTPC, NHPC, PFC, and TCS is being formed for operating a Power Exchange.
  • Ash Business:It has focused on the utilization of ash generated by its power stations for converting the challenge of ash disposal into an opportunity. As it is being used as a raw material input for the cement companies and brick manufacturers. So, it is engaged in the business of Fly Ash export and the sale to domestic customers. Its joint ventures with several cement companies are being planned to set up various cement grinding units in the vicinity of the NTPC stations.
  • Power Distribution:The NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd.’ (NESCL), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, was being set up for distribution of power. It is also actively engaged in ‘Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana’programme for the rural electrification and also working as an 'Advisor cum Consultant' for the Ministry of Power for the implementation of Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (or the APDRP) introduced by the Government of India.
  • Equipment Manufacturing:Due to its enormous growth in the power sector, it necessitates augmentation of the power equipment manufacturing capacity. It has also formed JVs with both BHEL and Bharat Forge Ltd. for power plant equipment manufacturing. It has also acquired a stake in Transformers and Electricals Kerela Ltd. (or TELK) for manufacturing as well as the repair of transformers.

Subsidiaries of the company:

  • NTPC Hydro Ltd
  • 'NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd
  • NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd
  • Pipavav Power Development Co. Ltd. (PPDCL)
  • Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited
  • Bharatiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited

Joint Ventures of the Company:

  • PTC India Limited
  • Utility Powertech Limited (UPL)
  • NTPC–SAIL Power Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • NTPC–Alstom Power Services Private Limited
  • NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd.
  • Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Limited
  • Aravali Power Company Private Ltd.
  • NTPC–SCCL Global Venture Pvt. Ltd.
  • Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited
  • NTPC BHEL Power Projects Pvt Ltd.
  • BF–NTPC Energy Systems Limited
  • Nabinagar Power Generating Company Private Limited
  • National Power Exchange Limited

Some of the Achievements:

The Company Rankings:

The Forbes' Global 2000 list of the top listed firms Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings - 2010NTPC – as the Most Respected Company in Power Sector India’s Biggest News Makers SurveyBusiness Standard's 'BS1000' companies.

Environment Awards:

  • Golden Peacock Environmental Management Award: It's National Capital Thermal Power Project, located at Dadri was awarded the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award in 2010.
  • CII Sustainability Award: Its Talcher Thermal Power Station received the prestigious 'Commendation Certificate' for robust and robust commitment under the Sustainability Awards Scheme instituted by CII for sustainable performance of the station in the areas of Society, Environment, and Economics.
  • 3rd Green Globe Foundation Awards: It is partnered by knowledge partners such as TERI and Wizcraft International Entertainment. Its award ceremony took place on 2nd February 2011 at the Taj Palace in New Delhi.

HR Awards:

  • 2012–13:
  • It received the Greentech CSR Award 2012 to NTPC.
  • The 3rd Best Company in Rewards & Recognition-2013.
  • NTPC awarded for Excellence in HR.
  • It received the Three Awards by the World HRD Congress and Star Group.
  • NDTV Leadership Award 2013 for NTPC.
  • It received the Top honors for NTPC at Best Companies to Work for 2012 in India.
  • It was awarded for Excellence in HR.
  • It ranked 19th by the GPTW in 2011 and among 25 top Best Companies in India.
  • It received an Exemplary Leadership Award to Shri Arup Roy Choudhury for People Excellence.
  • It won the Star TV Talent Leadership and HR Award.
  • It won two Awards for NTPC at Asia Best Employer Brand Awards.


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