NSPCL[2][3] (NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited) is a joint venture of National Thermal Power Corporation[4] and Steel Authority of India Limited [5] engaged in power generation primarily to meet the captive power requirement of various steel plants of SAIL throughout India.[6] It is one of the institutional category III profit making Indian PSEs.[7]

NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited
एनटीपीसी – सेल पावर कंपनी लिमिटेड
TypeJoint Venture of NTPC Limited and SAIL
IndustryThermal Power Plant
HeadquartersDelhi, India
Key people
Saptarshi Roy, IPES
RevenueIncrease 1,316.9 million (US$17 million) (2015–16)
Increase17,378.6 million (US$230 million)(2015–16)[1]


NTPC and SAIL joined forces in March 2001 and took over a captive power plant (consisting of 2x60MW generators) located at the Durgapur Steel Plant and another (also 2x60 MW) at the Rourkela Steel Plant.

NTPC formed another joint venture company with SAIL on in March 2002 in the name of Bhilai Electric Supply Company Ltd. (BESCL). BESCL took over a captive power plant (comprising 2x 30 MW generators and one 14MW back-power turbo generator) located at the Bhilai Steel Plant from SAIL. Effective 11 September 2006, BESCL became part of NSPCL.


Since 2006, NSPCL has provided all power required by the Bhilai, Durgapur and Rourkela steel plants. To meet growing demands, NSPCL commissioned an expansion project at Bhilai comprising two 250 MW generators during 2008–2009, and brought the units online in 2009–2010. From the expansion plant, NSPCL is supplying power to the beneficiaries viz. Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Union Territory of Daman & Diu, Chhattishgarh and Bhilai Steel Plant / SAIL in the western region. Total installed capacity of NSPCL and projects are as follows[8]

Sr. No. Location District State Capacity in Megawatt
1 Rourkela Sundergarh Odisha 60x2
2 Durgapur Burdwan West Bengal 60x2
3 Bhilai Durg Chhattisgarh 30x2+14x1
4 Bhilai Expansion Project Durg Chhattisgarh 250x2
Total 814

Projects Under ConstructionEdit

Following projects are under construction at Rourkela and Durgapur to meet the captive power requirement of Rourkela and Durgapur steel plants respectively.

Sr. No. Location District State Capacity in Megawatt
1 Rourkela Sundergarh Odisha 1x250[9]
2 Durgapur Burdwan West Bengal 2x20[16]
Total 290

Proposed ProjectsEdit

The company is also expecting further capacity addition at various units of SAIL.

Sr. No. Location District State Capacity in Megawatt
1 Bhilai Durg Chhattisgarh 1x250[17]
2 Salem Salem Tamil Nadu 50 MWp Solar[18][19][20]
3 Bokaro Bokaro Jharkhand 50 MWp Solar[21]
Total 350


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  17. ^ "New Projects". nspcl.co.in.
  18. ^ "New Projects". nspcl.co.in.
  19. ^ "NSPCL is tendering for the development of a 50 MW solar PV project in Tamil Nadu". saurenergy.com.
  20. ^ "NTPC:Development of 50 MW Solar PV Power Project at Salem in Tamil Nadu". eqmagpro.com.
  21. ^ "Solar Power Projects (200 MWp)". nspcl.co.in.