Power plays a major role in the country as it helps in developing various projects in the different sectors of the society like agriculture, railways, infrastructure and many more things. There are various power generating companies in the country.
Here is a list of Top Ten Power Generation Companies in India:
10. SJVN Limited
It was founded in the year 1988 and it is one of the best power generating companies in the country. It is a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on Satluj River and it has a capacity of 1,500 MW and the power that is generated here is distributed to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and other North Indian States.
9. Reliance Power
It was founded in the year 2007 by the Reliance group with a motive to enhance the economic growth by producing and distributing electricity. They have a capacity of 6000 MW and they also operates other projects as well in the country, which are three thermal power projects, one wind power project and one solar power project.
8. Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited
With a capacity to produce 1700 MW of power, it is one of the best companies in the country. It is a subsidiary of the Jaypee group and it was founded in the year 1994. It handles three hydroelectric projects in the country.
7. JSW Energy Limited
This Company generates 3,140 MW of energy and it is one of the largest power generating companies in the country. It was founded in the year 1994 and in the year 2000 they started their commercial operations. They aim to expand their power upto 11,770 MW. They have 3 Thermal Plants in the country that are situated in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Karnataka.
6. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
It was founded in the year 1956 and it has a capacity to produce 2,740 MW of energy. The company has three power plants that are located in Neyvli, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan.
5. Torrent Power
With a total capacity of 3,202 MW, Torrent capacity is one of the best power generating company in the country. It was founded in the year 1996 and it has one wind project, which is located in Gujarat and Three Thermal powers. They supply power to around 28 lakh people in the city of Gujarat and they also distribute power along with power generation.
4. NHPC Limited
It was founded in the year 1975 and it is a government organization, and NHPC can generate 18,386 MW of power and it is also mini Ratna category- I company, and they manufacture and develop hydroelectric power. The Company has twenty four hydropower stations, of which four are still under construction.
3. Adani Power
It is a private Company and it is one of the best Power Generating Companies in the country. It was founded in the year 1996 and they have a capacity to generate 8,260 MW of power. The Company has four thermal power stations that are situated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan.
2. Tata Power
it was founded in the year 1911, and it has a total capacity of 8,699 MW to generate electricity. It is one of the best power generating companies in the country. Their power projects are located in Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Jharkhand and in various other countries as well like Singapore, Bhutan, South Africa and many more.
1. NTPC Limited
It was founded in the year 1975 and it generated 45,548 MW of power of which one fourth is generated in the country. It has 18 Thermal Power Plants and seven gas based Projects in India. They aim at increasing the capacity to 128 GW by the year 2032.