NTPC to procure 6 million tonnes of agro residue-based pellets in 2020
2nd Jan 2020

NTPC has decided to procure and use 6 million tonnes of agro residue-based pellets to co-fire its power plants along with coal in 2020, in its endeavour towards more sustainable power generation. Currently, the company is using agro residue-based pellets at its Dadri thermal power plant. In 2020, the company would use these pellets, made out of stubble and husk, in its 21 thermal coal-fired power plants across the country.

The procurement cost of 6 million tonnes of the pellets works out to be around Rs 4,200 crore. The purpose behind usage of agro-based pellets is twofold-one it turns off stubble burning in farms and brings down pollution and two, it reduces coal usage in power production.

NTPC is the largest power utility company in India and has presence in Coal, Gas, Solar PV, Hydro and Wind Power Generation and Coal Mining.