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NTPC to set up India’s largest solar project in Kutch, Gujarat

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100 percent subsidiary of NTPC, has announced that it has established the go-ahead from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up a 4750 MW renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Khavada, Gujarat. This will be India's largest solar park to be built by the largest power producer in the country.

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), has been permitted by MNRE under Mode 8 (Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park) of the solar park scheme. NTPC REL has plans to generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale from this park.

As a part of its green energy portfolio expansion, NTPC Ltd, India's largest energy integrated company aims to build 60 GW Renewable Energy Capacity by 2032. At present, the state-owned power major has an installed capacity of 66 GW across 70 power projects with an additional 18 GW under construction.

Lately, 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.

Author : Moulin Oza
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