NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated power producer, has been providing the required power to the capital city of Delhi. As per October 1st to October 11 data, Delhi DISCOMs have been scheduling only 70% of the power that has been made available by NTPC. The same is indicated by the graph that lays down the power scheduled by NTPC plants for Delhi versus what has been drawn by the city’s DISCOMs.
It is also pertinent to mention that Delhi DISCOMs have an allocation of 756 MW from Dadri-I (840 MW) thermal power station of NTPC. Dadri -1 thermal power station was set up for the strategically important state of Delhi and has consistently served the consumers of Delhi. However, since November-2020, Delhi DISCOMs have not been scheduling power from this station even when the fixed charge of Dadri-I station is 0.97 Rs/kWh at normative present Energy Charge Rate (ECR) is 3.20 Rs/kWh. Ironically, Uttar Pradesh, which has an allocation of only 10% from Dadri I units, is scheduling power from Dadri-I station meet the power requirement of the state consumers.
NTPC is making all efforts for ensuring the availability of coal at all of its power stations for meeting the power requirement of the country. In the first half of financial year 2021-22, NTPC’s generation growth has been over 21% compared to same period last year.