NTPC’s oldest unit at Singrauli records highest PLF so far in 2020-21

NTPC Limited’s first unit at Singrauli power plant in Uttar Pradesh has achieved the highest plant load factor (PLF) of 100.24 per cent among all thermal units in the country between April 2020 to December 2020. ….

The 200 MW unit was commissioned in 1982. Besides the highest PLF achieved by unit 1, three more NTPC units – Singrauli unit 4 and Korba unit 1 and 2 in Chhattisgarh, are among top five performing units. Further, NTPC Group achieved highest gross generation of 222.4 billion units (BUs) from April to December 2020, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to the same period last year. Concurrently, NTPC’s coal-based power stations have maintained a high availability of 92.21 percent from April 2020 to December 2020 as against 87.64 percent during the same period last year.