NTPC Limited is the largest thermal power generating company of India.
NTPC is one of the 'Navratnas‘ and going to be identified as one of the ‘Maharatna’- giant among the 'Navratnas‘.
NTPC is the 6th largest in terms of thermal power generation and the second most efficient in terms of capacity utilization amongst the thermal utilities in the world.
In the Forbes list of ‘World's 2000 largest companies, 2008’, NTPC occupies 317th place. With a current generating capacity of 30,144 MW, NTPC has embarked on plans to become a 75,000 MW company by 2017.
It contributes 28.60% of total power
VISION & MISSION
VISION:“To be one of the world’s largest and best power utilities, powering India’s growth.”
MISSION:“Develop and provide reliable power, related products and services at competitive prices, integrating multiple energy sources with innovative and eco–friendly technologies and contribute to society"
INTRODUCTION TO NTPC SIMHADRI Approved Capacity/Installed Capacity1000 MW and 1000 up coming. Plant Configuration is 2X500 MW Land Availability3384.24 acres (entire land) Coal SourceKalingaBlock of Talcher Coal fields in Orrisa Water SourceYelurucanal for sweet water, Sea water for CW system. Beneficiary StatesAndhra Pradesh (100%). Approved InvestmentRs.3650.79 Cr. (I Qtr.97). price of power is expected to be at Rs. 2.10 as against to the price from private power generation companies which was at Rs. 3 - 4 per unit.
Largest market share in domestic power generation and a broad customer portfolio across the country.
Highly skilled and experienced human resources, exposed to state-of-the art technologies in project execution and power generation.
Navaratna status .
Functional orientation hampering cross functional perspective in decision making.
Long and multi layered procurement process leading to long lead times and process delay.
Gaps in HR systems such as performance management, rewards and incentives and career development
Expand generation capacities by putting up thermal and hydro capacities; maintain the position of a dominant generating utility in the Indian Power sector.
Backward integrate into fuel management to exercise greater control and understanding of supply economics.
Execute increased number of power plants that classify for Mega Power Projects status, thereby reducing the cost of the projects and power and power generated.
Stringent norms for approval of increase in capital costs for projects in event of time overrun.
Stringent environmental norms in the future may add to the cost of generation.
Absence of an independent regular for coal industry and the delay in private investments lending to the risk of low availability of coal in the future
DIVERSIFICATION Hydro Power Coal Mining Power Trading Ash Business Power Distribution Equipment Manufacturing
BUSINESS MODEL OF NTPC Cost efficiency Efficiency improvement Enhancement Technology Eco friendly system
OPERATIONS OF THE BUSINESS
NTPC SIMHADRI OVERALL LAYOUT (PLANT LAYOUT AND MATERIAL HANDLING)
COAL PROCESS LAYOUT
UNIT LAYOUT 1(IN ORDER TO KNOW THE INTERNAL OPERATION OF COAL FURNACE)
UNIT LAYOUT 2(IN ORDER TO KNOW THE INTERNAL OPERATION AND PROCESS OF NTPC TURBINE)
DE-MINERALIZATION PLANT LAYOUT
POWER STATION LAYOUT
OPERATING STRATEGIES OF NTPC Maintain its position as the leader: As the largest power Generation Company in India NTPC Ltd is looking to increase its capacity to 75000 MW by 2017. Adopt the new technology: NTPC Ltd is also looking to utilize other sources of power generation in the next 5 years namely Hydel power and nuclear energy to generate electricity. Resource management :The company will look to continue with their stringent recruitment and retention policy which has provided it with the best minds in the country. Environment management :Being the leader in its trade the company will look towards fulfilling its corporate social responsibility and contributing towards the environment.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Coal is supplied from Talcher and Australia which is stored and maintained very well at the Coal Stock yard.
There are no retailers or distributors. Everything is taken care by the government since it is a State-owned company.
Supply of electric products are done by BHEL which is also a government owned enterprise.
Chief water source is Yeleru canal.
ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS.
FUTURE CAPACITY ADDITIONS
NTPC has formulated a long term Corporate Plan up to 2017.
Andhra Pradesh would get about 35 per cent power from the new capacity addition at Simhadri.
CHALLENGES WITH COAL RESOURCES
The policy changes in coal sector provide an opportunity to NTPC to enter captive coal mining business.
Ash Utilization is one of the key concerns at NTPC.
MAINTAINANCE SECURITY BY CISF CONTRACT BASED HUMAN RESOUCE MAINTAINANCE AND HYGIENE MAINTAINANCE. CONTRACT BASED PLANT EQUIPMENT WITH BHEL. STATE OF ARTCHITECTURE.
NTPC Simhadri plant has created a benchmark in technology utilization, efficiency and effective utilization of resources.
It has been achieving records right from its synchronization.
It is the only Power plant in India where maximum Automation is done in its operations.
It is the first power plant which uses sea water as a coolant.
It has also achieved great environment standards through its infrastructure facilities like Tallest Chimneys in Asia (275m), Tallest cooling towers in Asia and maintaining an Ash pond which is eco-friendly.
CONT… It been maintaining excellent CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility) NTPC Simhadri has followed the principles of production and operation management quite well and also maintained good relationship within its Micro as well as Macro environments. There should be more Involvement of management at all levels with effective creation of policies, vision, Mission, values, goals and support, communicated and implemented throughout the Organization. There should be training of senior executives in managing for quality. It should evaluate plans for expansion in order to meet the Power needs of India as well as to create more employment