Appreciating NTPC`s performance and contribution to the Nation, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said the company has still bigger goals by aligning with the national mission. Addressing NTPC`s International Power Plant Operation and Maintenance Conference in New Delhi today with theme `Fuel Adequacy` to commemorate commencement of service from its first ever generating unit at Singrauli, on the same day in 1982, he said NTPC has seen turbulences & crisis and evolved as a better organization over a period of time. Shri Goyal added that it is his target to make NTPC the world`s most valuable company in next 5 years and urged all the employees to take this as a challenge and personal commitment by providing cheap and quality electricity to the masses.
Shri D.V. Kapoor, Founder Chairman of NTPC ,Shri A S Bakshi, Member Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and former Chairperson Central Electricity Authority , Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC and Shri K K Sharma , Director (Operations), NTPC Ltd also spoke during the inaugural session.
In his address, Shri D.V. Kapoor said that NTPC was created to escalate power generation at the time when India was suffering from acute power shortage. NTPC took up the challenge and emerged as most efficient company that set benchmarks for the sector, he added. He appreciated the role of Finance and HR for the success of the organization along with Engineering.
Shri A.S. Bakshi in his address called NTPC Nation`s Pride which has brought innovative practices in the sector. He said the purpose of the conference is to share and learn from each other.
Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury , CMD NTPC emphasized on the need for improvement in efficiency to bring down cost of generation. He said fuel and water are scarce and a judicious use of these two is important and need retrospection in forums like these. He spoke about the need to weed out old redundant practices with new and more efficient ones at all power stations.
Shri K. K. Sharma assured the gathering of NTPC`s commitment to efficient generation while naming environment and fuel as the biggest challenges.
The conference is being attended by over 300 delegates with power industry representatives from USA, Germany, China, Japan, Australia as well as from domestic players like TATA Power, Adani group, GMR group, and many State Sector Power companies. Power Sector Stakeholders like Indian Railways, Central Water Commission, Central Pollution Control Board, institutions like TERI and manufactures and service providers like GE, Alstom, BHEL, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mecon etc . are also participating. Seven international papers and eighty three domestic technical papers are slated to be presented during the conference.