NTPC Ltd., the country’s largest power generator with a current group installed capacity of over 73 GW, announced its financial results for the first quarter (April-June quarter) of the fiscal year 2023-24 (Q1 FY24).
Despite challenges and market fluctuations, NTPC Group showcased resilience and robust operational performance during the quarter. The group generated a total of 103.98 billion units of power in Q1 FY24, marginally lower than the 104.42 billion units generated in the corresponding period of the previous year, Q1 FY23. NTPC’s standalone gross generation for the quarter stood at 88.55 billion units, compared to 90.49 billion units in the corresponding previous period.
NTPC’s coal stations exhibited a commendable Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 77.43 percent during Q1 FY24, surpassing the national average PLF of 70.38 percent. This performance is a testament to NTPC’s commitment to efficient and sustainable power generation.
In terms of financials, on a standalone basis, NTPC reported a total income of ₹ 39,681 crore for Q1 FY24, slightly lower than the corresponding total income of ₹ 40,726 crore in the previous year’s Q1. Despite this, NTPC demonstrated growth in profitability, with Profit After Tax (PAT) for Q1 FY24 reaching ₹ 4,066 crore, marking a notable increase of 9.39 percent from ₹ 3,717 crore in Q1 FY23.
Looking at the consolidated financials of the NTPC Group, the total income for Q1 FY24 stood at ₹ 43,390 crore, marginally lower than the corresponding previous period total income of ₹ 43,561 crore. However, the group’s consolidated PAT for Q1 FY24 witnessed a significant surge, reaching ₹ 4,907 crore, a remarkable 23.36 percent increase from the corresponding previous period PAT of ₹ 3,978 crore.
The positive financial performance of NTPC Ltd. during Q1 FY24 indicates the company’s resilience and ability to navigate challenges in the power generation sector. Despite a slight dip in power generation, NTPC’s focus on operational efficiency and strong performance at coal stations contributed to its noteworthy PLF figures. Moreover, the growth in profitability on both standalone and consolidated levels reflects the company’s effective financial management and strategic decision-making.
As NTPC continues to play a vital role in India’s energy landscape, its performance during Q1 FY24 reaffirms its position as a key player in the power generation sector and showcases its commitment to delivering reliable and sustainable energy solutions to the nation.