NTPC to set up largest solar park of 4750 MWs in Rann, Gujarat
Country’s first floating solar power plant of 10 MWs commissioned at Simhadri thermal power plant in AP
Another 15 MWs of floating solar power plant would be commissioned by August 2021 at Simhadri power plant
100 MWs of floating solar power plant at Ramagundam would be commissioned soon
K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: The NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) a subsidiary of NTPC has received the go-ahead from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up 4750 MWs renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Kavada of Gujarat state. Incidentally, this would be the largest solar power park to be built by the largest power producer in the country.
The Union Ministry had given go-ahead for the mega project on Monday under Mode 8 (Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park) of Solar Park Scheme. The NTPC REL has plans to generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale from this park.
As a part of its green energy portfolio augmentation, NTPC Ltd, India’s largest energy integrated company aims to build 60 GW Renewable Energy Capacity by 2032. Currently, the state-owned power major has an installed capacity of 66 GW across 70 power projects with an additional 18 GW under construction.
Recently, NTPC has also commissioned India’s largest Floating Solar of 10 MW (ac) on the reservoir of Simhadri Thermal Power Plant, Andhra Pradesh. An additional 15 MW (ac) would be commissioned by August 2021.
Further, a 100 MW Floating Solar Project on the reservoir of Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant, Telangana is in the advanced stage of implementation.
Additionally, NTPC RE Ltd. has recently signed an MoU with UT, Ladakh and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) for the generation of green hydrogen and deployment on FCEV buses. The signing of the MoU was also marked with the inauguration of NTPC’s first solar installations in Leh in form of solar trees and a solar carport.
NTPC REL, the subsidiary was incorporated on 07.10.2020 to accelerate the renewable energy business of NTPC.