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NTPC to develop largest solar park of India

By IndianMandarins- 14 Jul 2021
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New Delhi (14.07.2021): Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has given go ahead to NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100 percent subsidiary of NTPC, to build a 4750 MW renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Khavada in Gujarat. The government is trying hard to reduce dependence on the non-renewable source of energy in the country.

This will be the country's largest solar park developed by a leading electricity generator. NTPC Ltd plans to create 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032 as part of its green energy portfolio expansion.

The state-owned power company now has 66 GW of installed capacity over 70 power projects, with a further 18 GW under construction. On the reservoir of the Simhadri Thermal Power Plant in Andhra Pradesh, NTPC has commissioned India's largest Floating Solar of 10 MW (ac). By August 2021, a further 15 MW (ac) would be operational. Furthermore, a 100 MW Floating Solar Project atop the reservoir of Telangana's Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant is nearing completion.

NTPC RE Ltd. has also recently inked an MoU with the University of Texas at Austin, Ladakh, and the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) for the production of green hydrogen and its deployment on FCEV buses.

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