State-run NTPC Group has registered a growth of 4.67 percent in power generation at 251.036 billion units (BUs) in April-February this fiscal compared to year-ago period. The four coal stations of NTPC are ranked among the top 5 performing stations in the country in terms of PLF (plant load factor or capacity utilization) for the 10 month period (in April to January this fiscal). NTPC’s Talcher, Sipat, Korba and Singrauli unit with PLF of 92.05 per cent, 90.12 per cent, 87.9 per cent and 86.36 per cent, respectively, have been ranked as the top four in the country. Seven NTPC coal stations are among the top 10 performing stations of the country in terms of plant load factor (PLF). NTPC has total installed capacity of 48,143 MW from its 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 10 solar PV, one Hydro and 9 Subsidiaries/Joint Venture power stations. The company has capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across, including 4,300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies. NTPC’s first coal mine Pakri-Barwadih at Hazaribagh became operational in December 2016. Its first wind power project – Rojmal Wind Energy Project (50 MW), is being set up in Gujarat. The 250 MW unit at NTPC’s first Power project in Bongaigaon has also has also been test synchronized recently.