NTPC held its “Fuel Management Meet 2019” at Shillong on 26th July, 2019. Shri Prakash Tiwari, Director (Operations), NTPC, inagurated the meet, Senior officials from Indian Railways, CIMFR and eminent consultants were present on the occasion.The contemporary issues and future challenges were deliberated by the participants. This platform also provided an opportunity for knowledge sharing regarding the new initiatives and best practices in Fuel management being followed at NTPC stations.
With an installed capacity of 55,786 MW (incl. JV/subsidiaries) , NTPC is the largest coal consumer in the country with around 193 MT of coal consumed in FY 2018-19. Thus, Fuel Management plays a very important role to meet the increasing demand of power generation in India. Considering large power needs of the country in commensurate with the economic growth, Coal is likely to continue as main stay fuel for power generation at least for next one and half decade. Though the share of coal would gradually come down, the focus of Coal stations is to operate the efficiently and in compliance to the environmental norms.