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Indian power generation capacity crosses 200 GW in 11th plan period

The total installed capacity of the country has crossed two 200 GW, with a record capacity addition of 54,964 MW in the 11th plan about two and half times the capacity added in the 10th plan.

This was stated by power minister Sushil kumar Shinde while flagging off main plant civil works of NTPC's Solapur Super thermal Power project (2x660MW) last evening.

NTPC, with a rich experience of engineering, construction and operation of around 38,000 mw of thermal generating capacity, is the largest and one of the most efficient power companies in India, having operations that match the global standards.

Commensurate with our country's growth challenges, NTPC has embarked upon an ambitious plan to attain a total installed capacity of 75,000 MW by 2017. Towards this end, NTPC has adopted a multi-pronged strategy such as greenfield projects, brownfield projects, joint venture and acquisition route. Apart from this, NTPC has also adopted the diversification strategy in related business areas, such as, services, coal mining, power trading, power exchange, manufacturing to ensure robustness and growth of the company.

To broad-base the business and also to ensure growth, diversification in the areas related to NTPC's core business of power generation such as Hydro power, Distribution, Trading, Coal mining, LNG etc have been identified as priority areas.

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