Power major PSU, NTPC on today posted a 8% drop in standalone net profit at ₹3,212 crore in the September quarter. It was ₹3,504 crore in the corresponding quarter of last year. Revenue from operations, meanwhile increased by 15% to ₹28,329 crore when compared with ₹24,677 crore in the last year period. Total income of the company stood at ₹29,273 crore in the latest September quarter as against ₹26,023 crore in the same period a year ago.
The gross power generation of the firm rose to 74.81 Billion Units (BU) in the quarter under review from 67.67 BU in the year-ago period. The Plant Load Factor (PLF) or capacity utilization of the company’s coal-based power plants rose to 69.58 per cent in the three months ended September 2021 from 64.27 per cent in the same period a year ago. NTPC got 43.39 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) of domestic coal supply in the quarter under review as against 38.21 MMT in the year-ago period.
The imported coal supply also rose to 0.42 MMT in the three months ended September from 0.15 MMT in the same period a year ago. In the latest quarter, NTPC produced 2.79 MMT of coal. This is higher than 0.77 MMT recorded in the 2020 September quarter.