The State Energy Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Rajendra Shukla said that the government is pro-actively taking up all energy related projects in line with the future power requirements of the state. He said that it is a matter of pride to have a professional company like NTPC contributing to the growth of MP.
on the occasion, Secretary Power, P.K.Sinha said Bundelkhand Project
shall become one of the largest projects of NTPC in the region in
coming years. Appreciating NTPC's efforts he said the company is
known for its environment friendly initiatives and CSR where ever it
sets up projects and shall continue doing so in Bundelkhand.
In his address NTPC's CMD Arup Roy Choudhury said NTPC is privileged to have got this opportunity to contribute towards progress of Bundelkhand region by setting up the power station.
Fifty percent of the power generated from the project will be supplied to the state of Madhya Pradesh. The estimated cost of the project is approx Rs 18000 crore and is envisaged to be commissioned in the 13th Plan linked to development of coal mine.
NTPC presently meets about 24 % of the total power requirement of Madhya Pradesh allocated from its various stations and has its largest power station in the country Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station of 4,260 MW installed capacity, situated in Singrauli district.
With laying of foundation stone in Bundelkhand, NTPC has over 4800 MW of capacity under construction in Madhya Pradesh which includes largest solar power project of 50 MW at Rajgarh, 1600 MW Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Project in Narsinghpur Distt. , 500 MW is also under construction at Vindhyachal and 2640 MW at Barethi, for which foundation is laid today.
NTPC being the largest power utility in the country has been playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to the economic and social development of the country. NTPC has been ranked No.1 Independent Power Producer globally in Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company ranking for the year 2013.
NTPC's operational performance in terms of Plant Load Factor (PLF), Availability Factor, Planned Outage and Forced Outage has been better than most large power stations in the world.