NTPC: Find Full Form, Functions, Latest Financial Details

What is the full form of NTPC?

The full form of NTPC Ltd is ‘National Thermal Power Corporation Limited. NTPC is the largest energy conglomerate in India having been established in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. NTPC is a fully government owned public undertaking and was conferred as a Maharatna company in May 2020. As of January 2020, it is one of the 10 Maharatna CPSEs in India.  NTPC full form

Genesis & Profile of NTPC

Core Business of NTPC: NTPC is a leader in the power generation business and has also forayed from fossil fuels to generating electricity via hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources.  To strengthen its core business, NTPC has also diversified in the fields of: 
  • Natural gas exploration, transportation and distribution. 
  • Power Consulting
  • Power Trading
  • Rural Electrification 
  • Ash Utilisation 
  • Coal Mining
  • Training of Power Professionals

Key Personnel at NTPC Ltd

Chairman & MD: Mr Gurdeep Singh Director (Finance): Mr A.K Gautam Director (Operations): Mr Ramesh Babu V Director (Projects): Mr Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya  Head Office: NTPC has 8 regional headquarters spread across India and operates from 70 locations including one office in Srilanka and 2 in Bangladesh. 

List of 8 regional head offices of NTPC

Sr. No. Headquarters City
1 NCRHQ Delhi
2 ER-I HQ Patna
3 ER-II HQ Bhubaneshwar
4 NRHQ Lucknow
5 SRHQ Secunderabad
6 WR-I HQ Mumbai
7 WR-II HQ Raipur
8 Hydro HQ Delhi

Important Statistics on NTPC Ltd

  • NTPC is the largest power company in India with a power generating capacity of 62,110 MW.
  • It feeds one fourth (¼) of the country’s power requirements. 
  • NTPC produces 25 million units of power every month. 
  • NTPC operates 55 power stations (24 Coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 2 Hydro, 1 Wind, and 11 solar projects). Additionally, it also has 9 coal and 1 joint station. 

Subsidiaries of NTPC Ltd

  • NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd. (NESCL)
  • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN)
  • Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (formerly known as Vaishali Power Generating Company Limited)
  • Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited (BRBCL)
  • Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL)
  • Nabinagar Power Generating Co. Ltd.

History of NTPC Ltd

NTPC Ltd was incorporated on November 7, 1975 as a private limited company with the name National Thermal Power Corporation Pvt Ltd. On September 30, 1985 the company was converted from a private limited company into a public limited company. Subsequently, the name of the Company was changed to NTPC Limited and it reflected diversification of business operations beyond thermal power generation to include, generation of power from hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources and undertaking coal mining and oil exploration activities. Today, NTPC is the largest power company in India with a power generating capacity of 62,110 MW.

Future Prospects of NTPC Ltd

NTPC Ltd plans to increase their capacity from the current 62,110 MW to 130GW by 2032. To achieve this humongous target, NTPC has adopted a multi-layered strategy which includes: 
  • Greenfield projects
  • Brownfield projects
  • Joint venture and acquisition of existing power plants. 

Listing and Shareholding: 

NTPC ltd is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and has ___% holdings in the BSE SENSEX Index. 
Shareholders % of holding
Promotors 51.02%
Mutual Funds 20.07%
Insurance Companies 13.10%
Foreign Portfolio Investors 11.38%
Financial Institutions /Banks 0.97%
Provident/Pension Funds 0.73%
Central Government 0.13%
Alternate Investment Funds 0.01%
Non-Institutions (Individuals) 2.16%
NBFCs 0.01%
Others 0.43%
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