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History

  • 1975 - 1980
  • 1981 - 1990
  • 1991 - 2000
  • 2001 - 2010
  • 2011 - 2015
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980

1975

Incorporated on November 7

1976

Shri D.V Kapur took over on March 19 as the first Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC

On December 8,the Government of India cleared NTPC's first pithead Super thermal power project at Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh

The authorised share capital of the company was RS.125 core

1977

NTPC required the first path of land at Singrauli in September

The first batch of executive trainees joined in the Company

The first Major contract of Rs.57.5 million was awarded for site leaving work at Singrauli in june

1978

Takeover of management of Badarpur project

Implementation of korba and Ramagundam Projects cleared by the Government of India in january and February respectively

Late Shri Morarji Desai,the then Prime Minister of India,laid the foundation stone for Ramagundam Project on November 14th

Construction of the first transmission network Singrauli-Korba-Kanpur of 400 KV system started

1979

Government of India approved the implementation of Farakka Project in March

The authorised share capital of the company rose from Rs.125 crore to Rs 300 crore

1980

Former Soviet Union offered to assist in seeting up of power stations. Vidhayachal was identified as the first project for such assistance

The authorized share capital was raised from Rs.300 crore to Rs800 crore in june

  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990

1981

Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then President of India visited Singrauli in 1981 as Chairman of the Estimate Committee of Parliament Members

Farakka Super Thermal Power Project in West Bengal was the fourth among the first series of four super thermal power projects taken up by NTPC. On December 29, late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone for the Project

On December 25,the fifth and last unit of 210 MW at Badrapur Thermal Power Station was synchronised by NTPC, making the completion of the 720 MW project

1982

The first 200MW unit at Singrauli was commissioned

The first direct foreign currency borrowing for NTPC- a consortium of foreign banks led by standard Chartered Merchant bank extended a loan of GBP 298.41 million for the Rihand project

Power Management Institute, Delhi, a center for education established

On November 12, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone for Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh

1983

On March 1, the first 200 MW unit of Korba Super Thermal Power Project was commissioned in a record time of 48 months after the placement of order for the main plant equipment

Another significant achievement was the supply of uninterrupted power from Badrapur during Asian Games and Non-Aligned Meet held at Delhi in 1983

Ramagundam became operational on November 26 by commissioning its first 200 MW Unit

In the very first year of its commercial operation , NTPC earned a profit of Rs.4.51 crore in the financial year 1982-83

1984

The transmission line based on HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology, commission for power transmission from Rihand to Delhi

Singrauli project received a World Bank loan USD 150 million through the Government of India

1985

This year marked the completion of a decade (1975-1985) of NTPC's existence. NTPC achieved a generating capacity of 2200 MW by commissioning 11 units of 200 MW each at its various projects in the country

In December'85,the Government of India approved the setting up of three gas-based combined-cycle projects by NTPC at KAWAS in Gujrat, Auriya in Uttar Pradesh and Anta in Rajasthan. For these projects, the World Bank agreed to provide US$ 485 million, which was the largest single loan in the history of the bank

Shri A.W.Clausen,World Bank President visited Singrauli

1986

Synchronisation of its first 500 MW unit at Singrauli

Became one of the first PSUs to issue bonds in the debt market

NTPC launched its maiden public issue of Bonds and raised a total of Rs. 163.37 crore. This issue was over-subscribed by 63 percent

1987

Crossed the 5000 MW installed capacity mark

Korba also entered the 500 MW phase by synchronising its first 500 MW unit on May 31st

1988

Raised first syndicated Japanese loan of 30 billion JPY

Rihand entered the Operational phase by commissioning its first 500 MW unit on March 31st

The first 500 MW unit Ramagundam was commissioned on june 26th

1989

Consultancy division launched

First unit (88 MW) of first gas based combined cycle power plant at Anta, Rajasthan commissioned

1990

Total installed capacity crossed 10000 MW

  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

1991

Vindhyachal recorded completion of stage I activities by synchronising its sixth and last 210 MW unit in February

The first unit of NCPP(Dadri) was commissioned on December 21st

1992

Acquisition by the Company of Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station (2*210MW) from Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam of Uttar Pradesh

Pursuant to legislation by the Parliament of India, the transmission systems owned by the company was transferred to Power Grid Corporation Limited

1993

For the first time, IBRD extended direct loan of USD 400 million under time slice concept for its projects

1994

Crossed 15000 MW of installed capacity

Declared a dividend of Rs.65 crore for the first time

Jhanor-Gandhar(Gujarat)becomes the first thermal power station to have commissioned an integrated Liquid Waste Treatment Plant(LWTP)

1995

NTPC celebrated 20 years (1975-1995) of its existence. Various programmes were organised to mark its twentieth anniversary

A new logo was adopted

On June 3rd, NTPC formally took over the 460 MW Talcher Thermal Power Station from Orissa State Electricity Board

On July 25th, the new campus of Power Management Institute (PMI) was inaugurated by Shri N.K.P. Salve, Union Minister of Power

1996

Continuous running of sixth unit(210 MW)of Ramagundam for 406 days for the first time in India

PLF of Talcher Thermal reached 43.7% from 18.7% at the time of takeover

1997

Identified by the GoI as one of the Navratna public sector undertakings

Achieved 100 billion units generation in one year

A consortium of foreign banks led by Sumitomo Bank, Hong Kong extended foreign currency loan of 5 billion Japanese Yen for the first time without GOI guarantee

1998

Commissioned the first Naptha based plant at Kayamkulam with a capacity of 350 Mw

1999

Dadri Thermal Power Project, Uttar Pradesh adjudged the best in India with a PLF of 96.12%

Dadri, Uttar Pradesh certified with ISO-14001 on October 7th

2000

Commenced construction of a first hydro-electric power project of 800MW capacity in Himachal Pradesh

  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010

2001

Main plant turnkey package of Rihand stage-II(2*500MW) and Ramagundam Stage-III(I*500 MW) were awarded to BHEL in August

2002

Three wholly owned subsidiaries of NTPC viz. NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited,NTPC Hydro Limited and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited incorporated

Crossed the 20000 MW installed capacity mark

2003

Raised funds through bonds(Series XIIIth & XIVth) for prepayment of high cost GOI loans

Main dam work of Koldam was awarded to italian Thai Development in December

2004

NTPC became a listed company

Awarded contract for the first Super Critical Thermal Power Plant at Sipat NTPC's Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal station achieved a record PLF of 87.43% in current year,up from 18.02% in February 92 when it was taken over by NTPC LIC extended credit facility of Rs.70 billion Rs.40 billion was the form of unsecured loans and rs.30 billion in the form of bonds

NTPC made its debut issue of euro bonds bonds amounting to USD 200 million in the international market

2005

NTPC received the International Project Management Award,2005 for its Simhadri project at the International Project Management Association World Congress.NTPC became the only Asian Company to receive this award

NTPC was ranked as the Third Great Place to work for in India for second time in succession by a survey conducted by Grow Talent and Business World 2005

The Company's name changed to NTPC Ltd.

2006

For the fourth consecutive year, NTPC continued to realize 100% of current bills

On June 1,the Badrapur Thermal Power Station with an installed capacity of 705 MW was transferred to NTPC by the Government of India

Another 740 MW was added through its Joint Venture, Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited, Dabhol. Thus taking installed capacity of the NTPC group to 27904 MW

MOA with Govt. of Sri Lanka and Ceylon Electricity Board for development of 2*250 MW Coal based power project at Trincomalee in Sri Lanka

Energy Technology Centre set up with the mandate of being a world class research institute

2007

Ministry of Coal,Government of India granted in-Principle approval for allocation of a new coal block,namely, Chhati Bariatu South to NTPC, subject to the conditions stipulated in the approval letter. The share of reserves was indicated as 354 million tonnes

Tripartite agreement signed with the government of Assam, Assam Power Generating Co.Ltd., and NTPC for transfer of existing plant at Bongaigaon and to set up a new plant of 750 MW with 3 units of 250 MW each

765 KV switchyard transmission system energised at Sipat, the largest in the country

MOU signed between NTPC and Ministry of Energy, Federal Government of Nigeria(FGN) for Energy cooperation

Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Project became the largest power station in the country with an installed capacity of 3260 MW

2008

NTPC allocated 0.5% of distributable profits annually for its R & D fund for sustainable energy for development of green & clean technologies

Strategic forays into manufacturing by forming Joint Venture Companies with BHEL and Bharat Forge

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Asian Development Bank, GE Energy Financial Services, USA, Kyushu Electric Power Co. INC., Japan and Brookfield Renewable power Inc., Canada.To set up a Joint Venture Company for undertaking renewable power generation under Public-Private-Partnership

Joint Venture Company under the name "National Power Exchange Limited" was incorporated on 11 th December 2008 with NHPC Ltd., and TCS Ltd., to operate Power Exchange at national level

NTPC was ranked Number 1 in the 'Best Work places for Large Organisations' and Number 8 overall for the year 2008 by Great Places to Work Institute's India chapter in collaboration with the Economic Times

2009

NTPC Limited had been awarded with "ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance 2009

30,000 MW installed capacity mark crossed

Joint Venture Company under the name "Energy Efficiency Services Limited" formed amongst NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), Powergrid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited(REC) to carry on and promote the business of Energy Efficiency and climate change including manufacture and supply of energy efficiency services and products. NTPC,PFC,PGCIL and REC shall equally hold shares in the equity share capital of the Company.

2010

Joint Venture Agreement executed between NTPC Limited and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for formation of a Public Limited Company to set uo nuclear power project with two nuclear reactor units which may be extended to setting-up additional Nuclear Power Projects subject to techno-economic viability.

To give fillip to its large capacity addition programme, a Project Monitoring Centre (PMC) has been setup by NTPC. PMC has facility of video-wall for facilitating video conferencing with all Projects and Web based Project Monitoring with respect to schedule by leveraging state of art IT tool.

500 MW Unit-3 of Kahalgoan Super Thermal Power Project – Stage II (3X500 MW) has commenced commercial operation Government shareholding in NTPC reduced from 89.5% to 84.5% through divestment of stack by 5% under Further Public Offer (FPO)

Coal Based Unit#5 (490 MW) of National Capital Thermal Power Project, Dadri of NTPC Limited located in Uttar Pradesh has been successfully commissioned. This is the first unit planned to provide power to Commonwealth Games to be organised in Delhi in October 2010. With the commissioning of this Unit, the total installed capacity of the Company has crossed 31000 MW and has become 31134 MW.

  • 2014
  • February 2015
  • September 2015

2014

Dedication of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage I by Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 21, 2014

2015

CMD,NTPC Dr Arup Roy Choudhury presenting Certificate of NTPCs commitment towards Renewable Energy to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th February,2015. Shri Piyush Goyal, MoS for Power and P K Sinha , Power Secretary were also present on the occasion.

2015

Inauguration of Multi Skill Centre
Shri Piyush Goyal Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable energy ,Govt. Of India and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas inaugurated the Multi Skill Centre at Talcher Kaniha on September 3,2015 in presence of Shri Sanjay Kumar Das Burma, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Employment and Technical Education & Training.,Govt of Odisha ,Shri A K Jha ,CMD,NTPC Limited and Shri U P Pani,Director (HR).

  • 2016
  • October 2016

2016

PM Laid Foundation Stone for Telangana STPP Phase-1

2016

Prime Minister Dedicates NTPC - Koldam to the nation 18.10.16