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NTPC Full Form

Vinay Khatri
Last updated on August 6, 2022

    NTPC Full Form: National Thermal Power Corporation

    NTPC Full Form is National Thermal Power Corporation. It is an Indian Public sector which deals with the generation and sales of electricity along with some allied activities. The Headquarters of NTPC is located in New Delhi, India.

    The main business of NTPC is to generate and sell the electricity to the state-owned power distribution Electric board. Apart from this, NTPC also deals with consultancy and turnkey project contracts such as engineering, project management, construction management and operation and management of power plants.

    Moroever, NTPC also involved in gas exploration and coal mining activities which makes it India’s largest power generating companies.

    NTPC History

    On 7 th November 1975, Indian Government formed this company as "National Thermal Power Corporation Private Limited" that later on changed to National Thermal Power Corporation.

    Now it has 53 power stations which comprise of 22 Coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 2 Hydro, 1 Wind and 11 solar projects.

    In 1976, NTPC started its first thermal project at Shaktinagar, Uttar Pradesh, and in 1983 it began its commercial operation of selling power, as a result, it earned a profit of 4.5 crores.

    Some Achievements of NTPC

    • In 1983, it began commercial operations and make a profit of 4.5 crores.
    • By the end of 1985, it had the power generation capacity of 2000 MW.
    • By 1986, it completed the synchronization of its first 500 MW unit at Singrauli.
    • In 1989, it started a consultancy division.
    • By 1994, it has an electricity generating capacity of 15,000 MW.
    • In 1995, it overtook the Talcher Thermal Power Station from Orissa State Electricity Board.
    • In 2000, it started its first-ever hydro-electric power project.
    • By 2002, it had 3 subsidiary companies “NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited”, "NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited" and "NTPC Hydro Limited".

    NTPC Quick Summary

    Full-Form National Thermal Power Corporation
    Sector Public Sector
    Founded 7 th November 1975
    Headquarters New Delhi
    Services Electricity generation and distribution of natural gas exploration, production, transportation, and distribution
    Controlling Authority Indian Government
    Employee Strength Approx. 18,350

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