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  1. 1. Roll No: 01, 07, 20, 21, 22NTPC, Indias largest power company, was set up in 1975 to accelerate powerdevelopment in India. It is emerging as an „Integrated Power Major‟, with asignificant presence in the entire value chain of power generation business.NTPC ranked 337th in the „2012, Forbes Global 2000‟ ranking of the World‟sbiggest companies. With a current generating capacity of 39,174 MW, NTPCplans to become a 128,000 MW company by 2032.Vision“To be the world‟s largest and best power producer, powering India‟s growth.”Mission“Develop and provide reliable power, related products and services atcompetitive prices, integrating multiple energy sources with innovative andeco-friendly technologies and contribute to society.”Core Values – BE COMMITTEDB Business EthicsE Environmentally & Economically SustainableC Customer FocusO Organisational & Professional PrideM Mutual Respect & TrustM Motivating Self& othersI Innovation & SpeedT Total Quality for ExcellenceT Transparent & Respected OrganisationE EnterprisingD DevotedNTPC Values & CultureThe key challenges in the context of our values are actualisation andrelevance. To actualise our core values and ensure that they remain relevant,we have taken various steps, namely, creating a weightage for values in ourPerformance Management Systems; Conduct training programmes on valuesand including sessions on values in our key programmes; Rewarding valuebased behaviour and creation of Value Actualisation Task force. A Vision &Values Revisit Workshop by our top management is a major component of ourcore value actualisation.A culture of celebrating achievements and a strong focus on performance are away of life in NTPC. Performance and achievements are an outcome ofconstant learning and its application; Performance management; Rewardsand recognitions; Provision of opportunities to create and compete; Seekingfeedback from employees and genuine interest and concern for employees.
  2. 2. NTPC holds pride in its systems for providing a good quality of work-life to itsemployees. In addition to providing beautiful and safe work places, NTPCencourages a cultue of mutual respect and trust amongst peers, superiors andsubordinates.Away from hectic city life, NTPC townships provide an environment ofserenity, natural beauty and close community living. Numerous welfare andrecreation facilities including schools, hospitals and club are provided attownship to enhance quality of life and well being of employees and theirfamilies. An entire range of employee benefits ranging from child care leave topost retirement medical benefits are extended to employees to meet anyexigency that may arise in a persons life.NTPC has, from its inception created a culture of rewards and recognitionsthrough celebration of various achievements and events and recognising thecontributions of employees/teams behind such success. There are rewardschemes for individual and teams excelling in their work right from the stageof project construction to the running of the power station, as well as, awardsfor special events/ competitions where employees can demonstrate theircompetence and skills. NTPC also recognises the contribution of employees‟families through involving them in various events and competitions.At NTPC we are proud of the fact that we have successfully explored morethan one way to generate power. Other than thermal power, we operate inhydro and gas regions too.As a natural progression of our in-depth understanding of the power sectorand our formidable track record, NTPC has now ventured into three relatedfields. Consultancy for the power sector, setting up a training institute for thesame and R&D.Awards received by the chairman"Indias most Admired Company in Power Sector 22.05.2012. “Asian CEO of the Year” award by Terrapinn at Singapore on 17th April,2012.received a SCOPE Meritorious Award 2010-11 for Corporate SocialResponsibility & Responsiveness 13th april, 2012 at New Delhi.NTPC - A Maharatna PSU" shield and citation felicitating by Hon‟ble Presidentof India on 11th April, 2011."SCOPE Excellence Award" from Honble Prime Minister of India on 2ndFebruary, 2012.]Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD NTPC has been re- elected as the Chairmanof SCOPE for period 2011-13.“Exemplary Leadership Award for People Excellence” under the aegis of worldHRD Congress held at Mumbai on 11th February 2011. “Star TV Talent Leadership and HR Awards” from Smt. Indira Parikh andShri Sandip Ghosh in Mumbai on 11th February, 2011
  3. 3. “Most Respected Company Award in Power Sector” for the year 2011 byBusiness World in New Delhi on 9th February, 2011.SubsidiariesNTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd. (NESCL)The company was formed on August 21, 2002. It is a wholly ownedsubsidiary company of NTPC with the objective of making a foray into thebusiness of distribution and supply of electrical energy, as a sequel to reformsinitiated in the power sector.Company was also mandated to take upconsultancy and other assignments in the area of Electrical DistributionManagement System.Maiden entry into Power distribution by forming 50:50 JV company KINESCOPower and Utility Private Ltd. with Kerala Industrial InfrastructureDevelopment Corporation (KINFRA), already distributing power in KINFRAowned industrial theme parks.With the objective of sectoral support in the area of distribution, NESCL hasbeen assigned the responsibility of implementing rural electrification worksunder Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN)The company was formed on November 1, 2002, as a wholly ownedsubsidiary company of NTPC. The company‟s objective is to undertake saleand purchase of electric power, to effectively utilise installed capacity andthus enable reduction in the cost of power.Company holds category „I‟ tradinglicense from CERC and traded 5549.0 MUs in 2009-10. Company has beendesignated as the nodal agency for cross border trading with Bhutan andBangladesh. Company is also engaged in ash business and is exploringpotential business areas such as cross border trading, green power tradingand emission trading, captive power trading and long term power trading.NVVNNTPC Hydro Ltd. (NHL)The company was formed on December 12, 2002, as a wholly ownedsubsidiary company of NTPC with an objective to develop small and mediumhydroelectric power projects of up to 250 MW. NHL is implementing Lata-Tapovan H.E. project (171 MW) and Rammam stage III H.E. project (120MW).Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited, (formerly known as Vaishali PowerGenerating Company Limited)To take over Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station (2*110MW), a subsidiarycompany named „Vaishali Power Generating Company Limited (VPGCL)‟ wasincorporated on September 6, 2006 with NTPC contributing 51% of equity andbalance equity was contributed by Bihar State Electricity Board. The companywas rechristened as „Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited‟ on April 10, 2008.Present equity holding is NTPC 64.57% & BSEB 35.43%. Company isRenovating and modernising the existing unit and establishing new plant.
  4. 4. Bharatiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited (BRBCL)A subsidiary of NTPC under the name of „Bharatiya Rail Bijlee CompanyLimited‟ was incorporated on November 22, 2007 with 74:26 equitycontribution from NTPC and Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India respectivelyfor setting up of four units of 250 MW each of coal based power plant atNabinagar, Bihar. Investment approval of the project was accorded inJanuary, 2008. 90% power from this project is to be supplied to Railways tomeet the traction and non-traction power requirements.In October 2004, NTPC launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) consisting of5.25% as fresh issue and 5.25% as offer for sale by Government of India.NTPC thus became a listed company in November 2004 with the Governmentholding 89.5% of the equity share capital. In February 2010, the Shareholdingof Government of India was reduced from 89.5% to 84.5% through FurtherPublic Offer. The rest is held by Institutional Investors and the Public.
  5. 5. Recognitions& AwardsNTPC has a glorious record of excellence in every field of its activitiesever since its inception in 1975. Leading the country‟s power sectorwith a vision to become a 75,000 MW company by 2017, we takepride in our people and their performance which has beenacknowledged time and again at various national and internationalfora.Corporate Governance Awards Good Corporate Citizen Award to NTPC India‟s largest power company NTPC received the Good Corporate Citizen Award- 2011 by PHD Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon‟ble Speaker Lok Sabha to Shri I.J. Kapoor , Director (Comml) NTPC and Shri A.K. Rastogi , Company Secretary, NTPC at Annual Awards for Excellence 2011 function in New Delhi on 26th Nov. 2011. The winners of the award have been selected by eminent jury under the Chairmanship of Hon‟ble Justice Shri J.S Verma. The Award has been given to NTPC for its outstanding achievement in the area of CSR and Corporate Governance. Corporate Social Responsibility is deeply ingrained in NTPC‟s culture. The company is committed to achieving high standards of corporate governance and developing mutual trust with the communities around its power stations.The award was received by Shri K. Sivakumar, Executive Director(Finance)and Shri A. K. Rastogi, Company Secretary, NTPC on 9th October, 2009 fromDr. Ola Ullsten, former Prime Minister of Sweden at London, U.K.NTPC Ltd. bagged the Golden Peacock Global Award for Excellence inCorporate Governance for the year 2009. The award was conferred at aspecial award function at the 10th International Conference on CorporateGovernance organized by World Council for Corporate Governance.The Institute of Company Secretaries of IndiaThe award was presented by Shri Vilashrao Deshmukh, Honble UnionMinister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises at an award function heldat Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai on 21st December, 2009 in presence ofHonble Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India. Shri R.S. Sharma,Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC received the award.NTPC Limited has been awarded "ICSI National Award for Excellence inCorporate Governance 2009".
  6. 6. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India initiated the award in the year2001 with an aim to promote the cause of Corporate Governance in thecountry. NTPC has been selected for the award after a detailed three-stageevaluation process by a jury of eighteen imminent personalities inter alia,comprising Shri R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India, Shri NareshChandra, former Cabinet Secretary, Shri S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman TCS,Shri Y.C. Deveshwar, Chairman ITC and Shri V.K. Singlu, former Comptroller& Auditor General of India.Shri A.K. Rastogi, Company Secretary, NTPC has also been awarded inrecognition of his role in strengthening the Corporate Governance of theCompany on the occasion. Ranked 348th in Global ranking among „Global 2000‟ list of companies compiled by Forbes in 2011. Forbes Global 2000 list of top listed firms Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings – 2010 NTPC – the Most Respected Company in Power Sector India‟s Biggest News Makers Survey Business Standards "BS1000" companiesPower management institutesNTPC runs a state-of-the-art Power Management Institute(PMI), at NOIDA.PMI has over the years trained a large number of professionals fromNTPC, State Electricity Boards and other power utilities in the country.Also, participants in PMI programmes have come from various South Asianand Middle Eastern countries.With a wide range of expertise and experience acquired over the years,PMI offers programmes in the following categories: 1. Enhancing General Management Competence and Skills:The programmes included in this category develop the knowledge, attitude, behaviour and skills of the participants from the perspective of general management of the enterprise. 2. Enhancing Technical Expertise:These programmes are designed to impart emerging technologies and practices that augment technical skills and competencies. 3. Upgrading Functional Skills:The programmes in this category cater to the functional areas of the organization like HR, Finance, Materials, Contracts etc 4. Managing Information Technology: IT enablement is a key determinant of organization success and these programmes provide
  7. 7. the required knowledge and skills. 5. Induction Level Training Programmes: A key area of expertise is the Induction level training programme for newly recruited executive trainees in Engineering, Chemistry, IT, Finance and Human Resources 6. Employee Development Programmes: Programmes are conducted for the Supervisors and Workmen of our Corporate Centre Office in the areas of power plant familiarization, attitude, quality, finance and IT.Thermal Power - A Hot Topic on Alternative EnergyWhen people talk about the need to use alternative energy, they often citethermal power plants as damaging the planet. The thing that they tend toexclude is the thermal part refers to the process of generating the energy, notthe fuel going in to the process, or the waste products coming out of it; somethermal power plants do the environment no harm at all.The process works something like this: a fuel is used to heat water to a pointwhere it becomes steam. The thermal power plants use the steam to power asteam turbine in much the same way as the old steam locomotives used it topower a piston, but instead of giving forward momentum, it powers theelectrical generator.The variations in the process really come in how they create the steam, andthe waste products produced. Many will recycle the water thats collected inthe condensers, by sending it back to the boiler where it is reheated and reused. Others will use the heat generated for their own heating purposes.As you can see, you cant pigeonhole all thermal power plants as being thesame.The type of thermal power plants that youll hear of the most often are thefossil-fueled plants, and with very good reason. These plants have to burnfossil fuels to generate the heat to boil the water and create steam, and asanyone with a fossil fuel burning fire at home will know, theres always goingto be smoke. Where does that smoke go? The same place as it would at home- straight up a chimney. These CO2 pollutants get in to the atmosphere and(allegedly) create the climate change that appears to be happening all aroundus today.Thermal power plants are useable, because the theory is still sound, but itneeds a different sort of fuel, which will eliminate the CO2 being pumped outin the process. This is where the solar thermal power plant and geo thermalpower come in to the equation.Solar thermal power plants do a very similar thing, but in a moreenvironmentally friendly way. Instead of the solar thermal power plant
  8. 8. burning a fossil fuel to heat the water etc, they use massive amounts of solarenergy to heat the water. The biggest advantage of this is there is no smokeproduced in the process; the big disadvantage is collecting the solar energy tostart with.Although it is possible to collect solar energy in places where there is littlesunshine, most of the sites of solar thermal power plants are in areas wherethere is an abundance of sunshine hours each year. In these early stages,you need a large number of solar panels to collect enough solar energy topower the solar thermal power plants. This effectively means that, currently,the best place to have solar thermal power plants is large and desert-likelocations.As the technology improves, solar thermal power plants may become a morepractical solution for other countries.Geo thermal power has the advantage of being renewable, and the energycosts are relatively low. It has the disadvantage of being quite expensive tobuild initially; but it would eventually pay for itself.Geo thermal power works in one of two ways. The first is to send drygeothermal steam to a turbine, and the turbine powers the generator. Thecondensation goes to a condenser, which pumps the resulting water back in tothe earth. The second type of geo thermal power uses flash steam. Thesystem pulls hot water, under high-pressure, from deep in the earth. The nextstep is to pass the water in to a separator that will send steam to the turbine,and water back to the earth. As with the dry steam method, this system usesa condenser to return the remaining water back to the earth after it has beenthrough the turbine.There is a bit of a debate about the green credentials of geo thermal power,however. Most people say that its good for the environment because its notburning fossil fuels, where as some, on the other hand, claim that it actuallydraws out gases from inside the earth, puts toxins back in to the ground, andit makes the surrounding land unstable.As you can see, there are many variations on the theme of thermal powerplants; so treating all of them as being the same polluting menace, would be amistake. Solar thermal power plants are a good alternative, but not practicaleverywhere. The geo thermal power being generated worldwide makes up justa small percentage of whats required, and it may, or may not, have anadverse effect on the environment.We may still have a long way to go to get the best solution for our powerneeds, but you shouldnt completely count out thermal power plants.
  9. 9. Power GenerationOperationsIn terms of operations, NTPC has always been considerably above thenational average.The table below shows the detailed operational performance of coal basedstations over the years.OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF COAL BASED NTPCSTATIONS Availability Generation(BU) PLF(%) Factor(%) 2011- 222.07 85.00 89.73 12 2010- 220.54 88.29 91.62 11 2009- 218.84 90.81 91.76 10 2008- 206.94 91.14 92.47 09 2007- 200.86 92.24 92.12 08 2006- 188.67 89.43 90.09 07 2005- 170.88 87.52 89.91
  10. 10. 06 2004- 159.11 87.51 91.20 05 2003- 149.16 84.40 88.79 04 2002- 140.86 83.57 88.70 03 2001- 133.20 81.11 89.09 02 2000- 130.10 81.80 88.54 01 1999- 118.70 80.39 90.06 00 1998- 109.50 76.60 89.36 99Renewable Energy and Distributed GenerationRenewable EnergyRenewable energy (RE) is being perceived as an alternative source of energy for“Energy Security” and subsequently “Energy Independence” by 2020. Renewableenergy technologies provide not only electricity but offer an environmentally clean andlow noise source of power.ObjectivesNTPC plans to broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternatesources of energy to ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks.Vision“To provide green power through locally available resources at affordable price,promoting clean energy”Portfolio of Renewable PowerNTPC has also formulated its business plan of capacity addition of about 1,000 MWthru renewable resources by 2017. In addition, capacity addition of 301 MW throughSolar PV and Thermal by 2014 has envisaged in line with National Solar Mission.Distributed GenerationIndia‟s ambitious growth plans require inclusion of all sectors, especially the ruralsector where two third of our population lives. Such economic development cannot beachieved without availability of energy and subsequently efficient energy managementwhich is crucial for rural development. As per census 2001, about 44% of the rural
  11. 11. households do not have access to electricity. Some of the villages are located in remote& inaccessible areas where it would be either impossible or extremely expensive toextend the power transmission network. Total 15 DG projects commissioned so far withtotal capacity of 300 kW and 2153 households electrified. In addition, 40kW MicroHydro DG Project at Nakkia in Chhattisgarh is under implementation.Objective Implementation of distributed generation projects using locally available renewable resources such as biomass, wind, solar, micro hydel, bio-fuel etc. Training & capacity building of local community to enable them to independently manage, operate & maintain the plant. To ensure viability and long term sustainability of DG projects Integrated growth & development of rural areas by enhancing employment education, income generation & livelihood opportunities To ensure implementation of various technologies as demo/pilot projectInstalled CapacityBe it the generating capacity or plant performance or operational efficiency, NTPC‟sInstalled Capacity and performance depicts the company‟s outstanding performanceacross a number of parametres. NO. OF PLANTS CAPACITY (MW) NTPC Owned Coal 16 30,855 Gas/Liquid Fuel 7 3,955 Total 23 34,810 Owned By JVs Coal & Gas 7 4,364 Total 30 39,174Environment Policy & Environment Management SystemFor NTPC, the journey extends much beyond generating power. Right from its inception,the company had a well defined environment policy. More than just generating power,it is committed to sustainable growth of power.NTPC has evolved sound environment practices.National Environment PolicyThe Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Power and NTPC wereinvolved in preparing the draft Environment Policy (NEP) which was later approved by
  12. 12. the Union Cabinet in May 2006.NTPC Environment PolicySince its inception NTPC has been at the forefront of Environment management. InNovember 1995, NTPC brought out a comprehensive document entitled „NTPCEnvironment Policy and Environment Management System. Amongst the guidingprinciples adopted in the document are the companys pro-active approach toenvironment, optimum utilisation of equipment, adoption of latest technologies andcontinual environment improvement. The policy also envisages efficient utilisation ofresources, thereby minimising waste, maximising ash utilisation and ensuring a greenbelt all around the plant for maintaining ecological balance.Environment Management, Occupational Health and Safety SystemsNTPC has actively gone for adoption of the best international practices on environment,occupational health and safety areas. The organisation has pursued the EnvironmentalManagement System (EMS) ISO 14001 and the Occupational Health and SafetyAssessment System OHSAS 18001 at its different establishments. As a result ofpursuing these practices, all NTPC power stations have been certified for ISO 14001 &OHSAS 18001 by reputed national and international certifying agencies.Pollution Control SystemsWhile deciding the appropriate technology for its projects, NTPC integrates manyenvironmental provisions into the plant design. In order to ensure that NTPC complieswith all the stipulated environment norms, following state-of-the-art pollution controlsystems / devices have been installed to control air and water pollution: Electrostatic Precipitators Flue Gas Stacks Low-NOX Burners Neutralisation Pits Coal Settling Pits / Oil Settling Pits DE & DS Systems Cooling Tower Ash Dykes & Ash Disposal Systems Ash Water Recycling System Dry Ash Extraction System (DAES) Liquid Waste Treatment Plants & Management System Sewage Treatment Plants & Facilities Environmental Institutional Set-upFollowing are the additional measures taken by NTPC in the area of EnvironmentManagement: Environment Management During Operation Phase
  13. 13. Monitoring of Environmental Parameters On-Line Data Base Management Environment Review Upgradation & Retrofitting of Pollution Control Systems Resources Conservation Waste Management Municipal Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Bio-Medical Waste Management Land Use / Bio-diversity Reclamation of Abandoned Ash ponds Green Belts, Afforestation & Energy PlantationsRegional Spread of Generating Facilities REGION COAL GAS TOTAL Northern 8,515 2,312 10,827 Western 9,840 1,293 11,133 Southern 4,600 350 4,950 Eastern 7,900 - 7,900 JVs 2,424 1,940 4,364 Total 33,279 5,895 39,174EnvironmentWhile leading the nation‟s power generation league, NTPC has remainedcommitted to the environment. It continues to take various pro-activemeasures for protection of the environment and ecology around its projects.NTPC was the first among power utilities in India to startEnvironment ImpactAssessment (EIA) studies and reinforced it with Periodic Environmental Auditsand Reviews.Enviroment Policy & ManagementCenPEEP - Centre for Power Efficiency & Environmental ProtectionTowards the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission from Indian thermal powerplants, NTPC has been promoting and deploying efficient power generation
  14. 14. technologies and practices from design stage to operation stage and building localinstitutional capacities for continuously striving for eco-friendly technologies.NTPC established Centre for Power Efficiency & Environmental Protection (CenPEEP) incollaboration with USAID with a mandate to reduce GHG emissions per unit ofelectricity generated by improving the overall performance of coal-fired power plants.The centre functions as a resource centre for acquisition, demonstration anddissemination of state-of-the-art technologies and practices for performanceimprovement of coal fired power plants for the entire power sector of India.Win-win Approach for Global Climate ChangeNTPC has adopted a win-win strategy at CenPEEP by achieving synergy betweenenvironmental concerns and utility needs. We have initiated the ComprehensivePerformance Optimisation Programme thereby successfully balancing the dualobjectives of reducing carbon-di-oxide emissions that contribute to climate change andfacilitating higher efficiency of power generation.Under NTPC‟s effort for betterment of Indian Power Sector, CenPEEP is also assistingvarious state electricity utilities in India by demonstration and dissemination ofimproved technologies and practices. To increase outreach to SEBs, 2 regional centresof CenPEEP have also been established in the Northern Region (Lucknow) and EasternRegion (Patna).This approach has brought significant benefits to the power plants andhelped in the reduction of emissions.Technological InterventionsFor greater acceptability and assimilation of eco-friendly technologies and practices,methodology of „Technology Acquisition, Demonstration and Dissemination‟ has beenadopted. Our focus has been on low cost high benefit options. We also involve peoplefrom local power stations during demonstration and widespread dissemination.PartnersInaugurated by US Energy Secretary in 1994, CenPEEP has grown into a pioneerNational Resources Centre for introduction of several cost-effective technologies forperformance optimisation of power plants and environmental protection in IndianThermal Power Sector. CenPEEP receives technical support for capacity building from
  15. 15. US Agency for International Development (USAID) through U.S. Department of Energy‟s(USDOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Electric Power ResearchInstitute (EPRI), Structural Integrity Associates (SI), General Physics, utilities such asTennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Reliant Energy, Mirant Corporation and US utilityorganisations such as EPRI, US Energy Association (USEA), etc. CenPEEP has aunique management structure consisting of advisory board and executive committee.With this structure, it is ensured that initiatives are relevant to meet sectoral needs.In association with JICA and consortium of Japanese utilities, a joint project was alsotaken up by CenPEEP for efficiency improvement where technologies such as pumpefficiency assessment using Yates meter, leak buster test for air-in-leak quantification,simplified efficiency evaluations, evaluation of SUS scale, boiler simulation, have beendemonstrated.ImpactCenPEEP has demonstrated performance assessment techniques at several NTPC and14 State Utilities stations. The tests have demonstrated heat rate improvementpotential even in the best run power stations. Many demonstrated techniques andpractices have been adopted by the stations. In NTPC alone, over 29 million tones ofcumulative CO2 has been avoided since inception of CenPEEP activities. Some of thestate utilities have acknowledged CenPEEP‟s support in reducing their emissions byover 5.8 million tones in a year. Some utilities have acknowledged CenPEEPcontribution to their efficiency improvement in submissions before regulators. In effect,it is the largest GHG emission reduction effort in power utilities in India. CenPEP hasdeveloped „Heat Rate Improvement Guidelines‟ jointly with TVA and circulated it to allthe coal fired power stations in India. It regularly publishes „Performance Optimiser‟, abrief on optimisation experiences.The centre also organises workshops / training programmes to train power sectorprofessionals.Participant in Asia Pacific Partnership(APP) on Clean Development and ClimateThe Ministry of Power (Government of India) and Central Electricity Authority (CEA)have recognised NTPC/CenPEEP as an important agency involved in GHG reductionefforts and the success achieved in this area and have entrusted CenPEEP withtechnology demonstration activites in Indian Utilities under APP multilateral program.Through demonstration of performance assessment technologies in 3 state utilities,substantial CO2 savings have accrued at 3 Stations of state utilities and a annualpotential of over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction has been identified.For more details contact us hereAsh UtilisationSustainable ash utilization is one of the key concerns at NTPC. The Ash UtilizationDivision (AUD), set up in 1991, strives to derive maximum usage from the vast
  16. 16. quantities of ash produced at its coal based power stations. The AUD proactivelyformulates policies, plans and programmes for ash utilization. It further monitors theprogress in these activities and works for developing new segments of ash utilization.Ash Utilization Cell at each station, handles ash utilization activities.The quality of fly ash produced at NTPC‟s power stations is extremely good withrespect to fineness, low unburnt carbon and has high pozzolanic activity and conformsto the requirements of IS 3812 - 2003-Pulverized Fuel Ash for use as Pozzolana inCement, Cement Mortar and Concrete. The fly ash generated at NTPC stations is idealfor use in manufacture of Cement, Concrete, Concrete products, Cellular concreteproducts, Bricks/blocks/ tiles etc. To facilitate availability of dry fly ash to end – users,dry fly ash evacuation and storage system have been set up at coal based stations.Further, at NTPC-Rihand facility for loading fly ash into rail wagons has been providedso that fly ash can be transported in bulk quantity through railway network. Suchfacility is also being provided at all new up coming coal based power stations.Over the years, the Ash Utilization level has reached from meagre 0.3 million tonne in1991 - 1992 to 26.03 million tonne in 2010-11.The various segments of ash utilization currently include Cement, Asbestos – Cementproducts & Concrete manufacturing industries, Land development, Road embankmentconstruction, Ash Dyke Raising, Building Products such as Bricks/ blocks/tiles,Reclamation of coal mine and as a soil amender and source of micro and macro-nutrients in agriculture.MoEF Notification on Fly AshMinistry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India vide its notification(amendment) dated 3rd Nov 2009 has made it mandatory: Within 100Km radius of a Thermal Power Plant 1. To use Fly Ash based Building products such as cement or concrete, fly ash bricks, blocks, tiles etc. in all construction projects 2. To use Fly Ash in Road or Flyover Embankment construction 3. To use Fly Ash in Reclamation of low lying areas Within 50Km of a Thermal Power Plant (By Road) 1. To use Fly Ash in back filling of underground and open cast mines Financial institutions to include a clause in their loan documents for compliance of this notificationMajor Projects where Fly Ash has been utilized Road Embankment Construction & Filling Works: 1. 67 lakh Cubic Meters (Cu.M) of Pond Ash from NTPC Unchahar Station has been utilized in Allahabad By-pass Road executed by NHAI 2. 20 lakh Cu.M of Pond Ash from NTPC Badarpur Station has been utilized in Noida - Greater Noida Expressway 3. About 1.5 lakh Cu.M of Pond Ash from Indraprastha thermal power station has been utilized in 2nd Nizammudin approach road embankment
  17. 17. 4. About 5.0 lakh Cu.M of Pond Ash from NTPC Badarpur Station has been utilized in Yamuna Expressway & Badarpur Flyover 5. More than 15 lakh Cu.M of Pond Ash has been used by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in their Shastri Park rail car depot from NTPC Badarpur Station. Concrete Works: 1. Fly Ash from NTPC Dadri Station is being utilized in all underground concrete works by DMRC 2. Fly Ash is being utilised by all Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) Plants 3. Fly Ash used by ACC Ltd. in Concrete Road at its RMC Plant in Greater Noida 4. Fly Ash used in Concrete Road from Dehra Jhal to NTPC Dadri Building Construction Works: 1. Administrative Building of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) constructed with Fly Ash Bricks 2. NTPC‟s own Buildings constructed with Fly Ash Bricks 1. NETRA office at Greater Noida 2. D Type residential quarters at Noida Township 3. Northern Region Headquarter building at Lucknow 4. All Projects and Township construction 3. Private Real Estate Developers in various metro cities viz. Pune, Vishakhapatnam & NCR areas use Fly Ash Bricks for construction of residential complexes Mine Filling: South Balanda Mine being filled with Ash from NTPC Talcher- Thermal Station.Developing New Segments of Ash UtilisationFollowing Research Studies have been / are being conducted for development of newsegments having long term potential of Ash Utilization: Railway Embankment: To demonstrate use of ash in construction of railway embankment, research study was carried out in association with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi. The design of railway embankment developed by CRRI was validated by conducting Centrifuge Model Tests at IIT Bombay. Construction of railway embankment for NTPC‟s Merry Go-Round (MGR) rail track for coal transportation is planned at NTPC Kahalgaon and NTPC Talcher-Kaniha. Mine Filling: 1. Feasibility Study being conducted at Talcher-Kaniha by M/s Desien for finalising the Techno Economically optimum mode of conveying ash from power plant to Mines on long term basis. Infrastructure shall be created accordingly for filling of mines with Fly Ash from NTPC Talcher- Kaniha. 2. Research study is being done by Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad for taking up Technology Demonstration project for Random Filling of Ash from NTPC Ramagundam with Mine Over
  18. 18. Burden (OB) at Medapalli Mines. Pre-stressed Railway Concrete Sleepers: Use of Fly Ash in the manufacture of pre-stressed Railway Concrete Sleepers demonstrated in association with IIT Kanpur. Ash based Bituminous Road: Demonstration project for construction of Fly Ash based bituminous roads have been taken up in association with CRRI at NTPC Badarpur and Dadri. Flux bonded Bricks/Tiles: Research study for use of Fly Ash in Flux bonded bricks/tiles has been conducted at NTPC Ramagundam in association with NIIST Trivandrum. HDPE Products: Use of fly ash in manufacturing of HDPE products taken up by Vindhyachal through IIT Delhi. Showcase Projects on use of Ash in Agriculture: Use of fly ash in agriculture, as a soil modifier and source of micro and macro nutrients, has been successfully demonstrated through “Show case projects” in collaboration with the local farmers under the direct guidance of reputed agriculture institutions/universities. 1. At NTPC Simhadri in association with Annamalai University 2. At NTPC Unchahar in association with N.D University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad (U.P) 3. At NTPC Talcher – Thermal in association with Annamalai University 4. At NTPC Vindhyachal in association with Annamalai University 5. At NTPC Dadri in association with Annamalai University Various crops have been grown and harvested in varying agro-climatic conditions and different soil-crop combinations and following increase in crops yield has been successfully demonstrated:Promotional MeasuresIn order to promote and propagate multifaceted utilisation of Fly Ash as a ResourceMaterial in various segments and to create awareness among the prospective users &entrepreneurs for use of ash, following promotional measures have already beencarried out by AUD:AfforestationMaintenance of ecological balance and a perfectenvironment has been of utmost importance at NTPC.Environment planning and preservation is an integral partof its project activities. NTPC undertakes afforestationprogrammes covering vast tracts of land in and around itsprojects in a concerted bid to counter the growing ecologicalthreat.The crucial need for conservation and restoration of the
  19. 19. degraded ecosystem and preservation of genetic resourcesof the country led to the enactment of the „Wild LifeProtection Act‟ (1974) and „Forest Act‟ (1980) in addition tolegal acts of air, water and environment.NTPCs ApproachIt has been possible to achieve a satisfactory combination of environmental qualityand techno-economics through determined efforts at NTPC. Continuous vigilance ismaintained to minimise pollution. This is over and above the other environmentmanagement programmes that start simultaneously with start of constructionactivities.The appropriate afforestation programme for plant, township, green-belt and othersites are designed according to the geographical features. Species are selected on thebasis of their adaptability and grouped with local representatives. The growthcharacteristics, flowering pattern and canopy (spreading nature) are evaluated in theirdistribution over these sites of afforestation. These considerations not only contributeto the aesthetics but also go a long way in serving as „Sinks‟ for the pollutant emissionof the power plant. At times, they even combat pollution from other industries in thesurrounding area.NTPC has developed independent Horticulture Department at its projects headed byexperienced horticulture officers / supervisors.Saving existing trees, planting right at the beginning of construction phase,preservation of trees and advice from State Forest Departments and agriculturaluniversities are a few general guidelines followed by NTPC.Forest BankAn innovative proposal to create „Forest Banks‟ in each state was initiated, whereinthe Forest Department of all States / Union Territories should identify land to startplantations under various programmes of the state. Such areas would facilitate anypower project of either the state or centre to draw necessary compensatory„Afforestation Area‟ against the existing balance in the Forest Bank.Corporate CitizenshipNTPC is fully committed to achieving high standards of corporategovernance and developing mutual trust viaexpansive CSR initiatives.Resettlement & Rehabilitation
  20. 20. Empowering PeopleEducation"Money invested in the promotion of learning gives a multiple return to the people evenas a seed sown in good soil returns a luxurious crop."NTPC has marked 15-20% of its CSR-CD budget for education to individual stations.Among the various activities on education are: Facilitating primary education through adopting schools and introducing programmes to boost its universalisation Promotion of rural culture and sports; Adult Education Centres; programmes of education for girls Provision of education aids and equipments, scholarships and sponsorshipNTPCs deep commitment to provide quality education systems and co-curricularactivities to children of its employees and from neighbouring areas is reflected in the 48schools being currently run in NTPC power projects benefiting about 40,000 students.These schools are managed by premier academic societies like the DPS Society, theDAV Society, the Chinmaya Mission Trust, St. Josephs Society and the KendriyaVidyalaya Sangathan, among others. Apart from providing infrastructural andfinancial support wherever required, NTPC also provides requisite support to ensureavailaibility of qualified teachers and quality annual educational plans for each andevery institution.Coaching ClassesNTPC also provides a 50% subsidy for organising coaching classes in power projecttownships, for students who wish to pursue higher studies in engineering andmedicine..Training to Principals and TeachersTo make education more efficient, effective and enjoyable NTPC conducts regulartraining programmes for teachers in order to upgrade their teaching and technicalskills. Apart from this, workshops are also organised for principals through IndianInstitute of Management, Ahmedabad - Indias premier business school. Overallexcellence in these schools is ensured through improved educational standards,innovative extra-curricular activities , value education and implementing professionalmanagement systems.Extra-Curricular ActivitiesNTPC also takes initiative to propagate overall personality development of students byorganising quiz competitions for the children at project, regional and national levels,
  21. 21. through Medha Pratiyogita, theatre workshops through reputed institutes like NSD andSPIC MACAY, Scouts and Guides training, sports activities for children in thetownships and coaching camps for various sports events. The children are encouragedto actively participate in cultural meets to discover their creative potential. Students arealso encouraged to become „News Readers‟ for the monthly video magazines of projecttownships. Besides this educational films obtained from Children‟s Film Society (CFSI)are regularly screened over the cable TV network in townships.Inclusive EducationNTPC has successfully introduced the concept of Inclusive Education in its projectschools so that children with special needs can study alongside other children. Theobjective is to ensure quick, easy and dignified integration of children with specialneeds in the social mainstream.A pilot project on Inclusive Education has been taken up at Dadri. Children with specialneeds were identified from neighbouring villages and they have been integrated in itsschools from the academic session 2005-2006. This model will also be adopted byNTPC schools.Adult EducationIntroduced with a view to meet NTPC‟s social initiatives towards propagation of adulteducation, the company aims at providing functional adult literacy with a view toendow the illiterate with skills for self directed learning.Other InitiativesNTPC FoundationNTPC Foundation, registered in December‟2004, is striving to serve and empower thephysically challenged and economically weaker sections of the society. The Foundationis carrying out focused CSR activities in identified niche areas of helping the physicallyhandicapped and other marginalized communities.Recent initiatives of NTPC Foundation in line with current need and priorities are:ICT Centres:The Foundation has set up Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre forthe physically challenged at Delhi University. The ICT Centre, set up jointly by NTPCFoundation and University of Delhi and inaugurated in Oct‟08, will enableapproximately 1000 physically challenged students to learn IT Skills and help themmove along with the mainstream society. Similar Centres for the visually challengedhave been started at Mysore, Thiruvananthpuram, Lucknow and Ajmer. The efforts ofFoundation are being appreciated by one and all. Similar ICT facilities are planned tobe set up at all the States in a phased manner.DOT Centres:NTPC Foundation is running Directly Observable Treatment Centres (DOTs) in itshospitals at 10 power stations to take care of tuberculosis patients in the vicinity of 25km radius of these stations. Besides providing space and doctors‟ services, your
  22. 22. Company has also given mobile vans and diagnostic equipment to the Centres.District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC):The Foundation has also set up District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) incollaboration with National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (NIOH) atNTPC- Tanda which is serving the beneficiaries in nearby areas.Distributed Generation (DG) Programmes for Rural Electrification.NTPC Foundation is also providing grants for setting up of Distributed GenerationProjects for preparation of feasibility report, DPR, Insurance, Energy Plantation and formeeting funding gap limited to 30% of the approved project cost.Relief OperationsNTPC has always reached out to victims of natural calamities or any other disaster.Supported Tsunami VictimsRs. 15.2 million as employees‟ contributions and Rs.80 million from the company wasdonated to Prime Minister‟s Relief Fund.Treatment provided to 7,838 patients.Provided food to 18,398 villagers & children.Assisted in restoration of power supply in 53 relief camps.Livelihood"Poverty is the worst form of violence."-Mahatma GandhiNTPC focuses on enhancing quality, skill and sustainability of the poor, thus wideningthe scope of livelihood opportunities for them. Some of the related activities are:- Organising training for vocational trades. Facilitating government sponsored schemes. Schemes for specific target groups like women, disabled, elderly and other marginalised groups. Marketing tie-ups. Creating small-scale economic opportunities other than farming.Voluntary initiativesNTPC volunteers run E-VOICE (Employees Voluntary Organisation for Initiatives inCommunity Empowerment) at its stations with numerous programmes on education,livelihood, health, advocacy, etc.NTPC employees are contributing actively to 25 E-VOICE across the country.Community DevelopmentThe concept of Corporate Social Responsibility is deeply ingrained in NTPCs culture.
  23. 23. Through its expansive CSR initiatives NTPC strives to develop mutual trust with thecommunities that surround its Power Stations.Right from social to developmental work of the community and welfare baseddependence, to creating greater self reliance; constant endeavour is to institutionalisesocial responsibility on various levels.NTPCs CSR-CD Policy, July 04, establishes NTPC foundation as a trust and initiatingscheme for economic self reliance of physically challenged persons (PCP).NTPCs approach towards CSR, further articulated in the corporate objectives onsustainable power development, is as follows: To contribute to sustainable power development by discharging corporate social responsibilities. lead the sector in the areas of resettlement and rehabilitation and environment protection including effective ash-utilisation, peripheral development and energy conservation practices.Click here to know about the CSR CD PolicyParticipation by NTPC in UN Global CompactITI Adoption NTPC Partners with the State and Central Government to improve the quality of skilled workforceThe Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are the backbone of Vocational education inIndia and they provide the workforce required for doing the skilled jobs in the Industry.Over the years a number weaknesses have developed in these ITIs including rigidtraining structure, inadequate trained vocational instructors, lack of modern equipmentand machinery and weak linkage with Industry. These deficiencies created amismatch between the trained manpower produced by the ITIs and those required bythe industry.To address these issues, the Finance Minister in his Budget speech 2007-08announced a scheme for up-gradation of ITIs under Public-Private Partnership (PPP).The scheme envisaged the up-gradation of the ITI through a tripartite arrangementbetween State Government (owner of the ITI, shall continue the recurring expenditure,appoint new instructors), Central Government (provide Rs 2.5 Cr funds for up-gradation) and an Industry (provide management expertise to run the ITI).NTPC is partnering with the State and Central Government in this endeavor, which willgo a long way to improve the quality of vocational education in the country and make itdemand driven so as to ensure better employability of the graduates. All the NTPCstations and projects explored the areas in the vicinity and identified the ITIs. After thegetting the consent from the State Governments for adopting the ITIs, the InstituteManagement Committee (IMC) was formed. The IMC included members from localindustry and nominees of the State Government. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) isthen signed between the three Parties. NTPC has signed MoA at 15 locations indifferent states (Korba, Badarpur, Barh, Tapovan Vishnugarh, Lohari Nagpala,Farakka, Kayamkulam, Simhadri, Ramagundam, Kawas , Koldam, Talcher-Super,
  24. 24. Anta, Mouda). The IMC then prepares an Institute Development Plan (IDP) applies foran interest free loan of Rs 2.5 Cr. This is examined by a state level steering committeeand then based on the comments the Central Government sanctions the IMC, which ispayable after 10 years in equal annual installments over a period of 20 years. Inaddition to the adoption of ITIs in the PPP scheme, NTPC has also entered into a MoAwith the State Govt. of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for up-gradation of ITI at Faridabadand Dadri respectively.All the 15 ITIs adopted under PPP scheme have been given loan of Rs 2.5 Cr by thecentral Government and the up-gradation activities are at full swing. The StateGovernment is facilitating the process. New trades relevant to the local Industry arebeing added in most of the adopted ITIs. The ITI instructors are being trained toprovide better education. The classrooms and the institute buildings are beingrepaired. New machinery is being purchased for laboratories and the workshops. TheLibraries of the ITIs shall be getting new books. A detailed action plan has beenchalked out by the Nodal Officers of these projects/ plants and the same is beingimplemented.Scholarships ProgrammeExpanding its outreach in the area of social concern, NTPC has started a scholarshipscheme to promote the educational interests of the Scheduled Caste/ScheduledTribe/Physically Challenged students and thus helping them in shaping their careersas well. NTPC Scholarship Scheme - XNTPC Scholarship Scheme - X for SC / ST / PC students pursuing MBA / PGDBMcourse with specialization in HR / Finance from 16 NTPC notified Institutes.NTPC uplifts local economy in Singrauli regionThe NTPC is not just the leading power generating company in the country. It is alsoone of the topmost public sector undertakings which have been playing a dynamic rolein transforming the lives of the people in various regions locating its projects. Itssustained work for the resettlement and rehabilitation of the affected people as alsothe community development programmes in the adjoining villages is a testimony to thedeep commitment of NTPC to its corporate social responsibility. In the process, NTPCprojects have helped in imparting high growth to the local village economy, apart fromimproving the standard of living of the project affected persons and the villagers.NTPC‟s CSR programmes have been continuously improving upon the resettlement andrehabilitation work through a process of consultations with the affected people andvarious non-government organizations.
  25. 25. AREAThe Singrauli region falls in two districts i.e. Sidhi in Madhya Pradesh and Sonbhadrain Uttar Pradesh There are three Super Thermal Power Stations/Projects in this regionSingrauli, Vindhyachal and Rihand. Singrauli and Rihand plants are in Sonbhadradistrict of Uttar Pradesh, whereas the Vindhyachal Plant is in the Singrauli district ofMadhya Pradesh. They are fed by the Rihand Reservoir and the Northern CoalfieldCompany Limited. Geographically, the area is full of hills covering thousands of tons ofcoal underneath. The density of forest is very thin in a radius of 50+kilometers.The land in Singrauli region was not agriculturally rich because of its physical featureand frequent drought, and large number of people were dependent on traditionaloccupations for their livelihood. They were either labour on the fields of the landlords orearned their living through gathering from forests. Due to frequent drought, food dropswere taken place number of times. Even after the construction of Govind Ballabh PantSagar Dam in the first five year plan, lands in the areas away from reservoir were notfertile.NTPC PROJECTS:Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station (SSTPS)This power station was set up in 1977. It is a pit head Thermal Power Station havingan installed capacity of 2000 MW with five units of 200 MW each and two units of 500MW each.Water supply for the purpose is drawn from the Rihand reservoir. Several States likeU.P. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi etc.have benefited from electricity generated by the project.Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power ProjectVindhyachal Super Thermal Power Project of NTPC is located in the district of Sidhi/Singrauli in the State of Madhya Pradesh. This project is in Singrauli region whichadjoins the State of Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh and is about 225 Kms., south ofVaranasi City. Vindhyachal is a pithead Power Station of installed capacity 1260 MW(6X210 MW) under Stage-I , 1000 MW (2X500 MW) of Stage-II) and 1000 MW (2X500MW) under Stage-III. Presently the total capacity of this project is 3260 and 1000MW ofStage-IV is under construction.Rihand Super Thermal Power Project (RhSTPP)Rihand Super Thermal Power Project (RhSTPP) is located in the District of Sonebhadrain the state of Uttar Pradesh and 225 KM from Varanasi and is the third NTPc projectin Singrauli region.RhSTPP is a pithead power station with a capacity of 2000 MW in two stages, 1000MW (2x500 MW each) in Stage-I and 1000 MW (2x500 MW each) in Stage-II. The Stage-I & II of the project is already commissioned. Presently total capacity of this project is2000MW and 1000MW of stage-III is in an advance stage of erection.
  26. 26. Services & InitiativesAt NTPC we are proud of the fact that we have successfully explored morethan one way to generate power. Other than thermal power, we operate inhydro and gas regions too.As a natural progression of our in-depth understanding of the power sectorand our formidable track record, NTPC has now ventured into three relatedfields. Consultancy for the power sector, setting up a training institute for thesame and R&D.ConsultancyThe Consultancy Wing of NTPC, with an ISO 9001:2000 accreditation, undertakes allthe Consultancy and turnkey project contracts for Domestic and International clients inthe different phases of Power plants With the string of achievements behind it, NTPChas emerged as the acknowledged leader in engineering, construction, O&M,RLA/R&M and management of power projects.Why NTPC as consultant?As a result of the phenomenal success achieved by NTPC in executing its own powerprojects, many utilities from India and abroad started approaching NTPC to gain fromthe rich experience gained by NTPC. With this in view NTPC formally established itsConsultancy Wing in 1989.Since then NTPC Consultancy has secured 490 orders from Domestic & InternationalClients.NTPC is registered as a consultant with several leading international development andfinancial institutions such as The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, TheAfrican Development Bank and UNDP.Download BrochureNTPCs vast pool of technically qualified and managerial manpower is well supportedby excellent infrastructure and knowledge management facilities to deliver the clienttime bound, qualitative and cost effective solution meeting the global standardsAt NTPC, we offer consultancy services related to infrastructure sector business suchas: Fossil fuel based thermal power plants Combined cycle power plants Cogeneration plants Water supply and treatment Environment engineering and management
  27. 27. International MarketingTowards the end of last century, many countries started structural changes in theirinfrastructure sectors. Many countries decided to un-bundle their hitherto governmentcontrolled power sector. Further, in order to meet the growing demand for power,privatization of power projects emerged as the most outstanding choice. These actionsof many progressive governments resulted in a number of opportunities for privateplayers in power sector. These include development of power projects as IndependentPower Producers (IPP).About NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance)NTPC is a technology driven company and is fully aligned to the needs of adapting toemerging technologies and upgrading the technologies through R&D. The company isparticularly sensitive to R&D and paradigm shift which it can make. Towards this,NTPC has a multi-pronged approach. NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology ResearchAlliance) has come into existence in 2009 after merging of R&D center (Established in1981) and Energy Technologies.The focus areas are: Climate change, waste management, new & renewable energy,efficiency improvement and cost reduction besides providing scientific support to NTPCand external utilities for improving availability, reliability and efficiency.The focus is on developing cutting edge technologies by carrying out applied researchwhich will manifest into cost reduction and environment protection. NETRA isnetworked with Institutes/organizations for research related to development of costeconomic technologies in the field of Climate change, New & Renewable energy,efficiency & reliability enhancement of thermal power generation andCO2 mitigation/fixation. It is also in the dialogue with many Internationalinstitutes/organizations for networking in these areas.Initiatives are taken to develop technologies for reducing forced outages, installingintelligent online monitoring of critical components, understanding the likely damagesdue to corrosion and providing appropriate solutions etc. Effort is being made forreducing cost of generation by either increasing the overhaul cycle or reducing overhaulduration through correct and proper health assessment of critical components,developing diagnostic tools and ensures environmental & safety compliances. Theprime thrust is towards clean and economic power generation. The Patents have beenfiled in the areas of climate change, waste management etc.Research Advisory Council (RAC) comprising of eminent scientists and experts fromIndia and abroad has been constituted to steer NETRA for high end research. In-houseScientific Advisory Council (SAC) has also been constituted to provide directionsimproving plant performance & reducing cost of generation.The key expertise lies in providing scientific support to stations for improving their life,performance and developing technologies for clean & economic power generation forthe sustainable growth of power sector.NETRA is a Member of IEA GHG R&D Program France, IERE Japan & CSLFFrance.NETRA is National Boiler Board Certified RLA Agency.