Tata Solar to build 50 MW unit for NTPC

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on July 04, 2013 Published on July 04, 2013

Tata Power Solar has secured a 50-MW solar project from NTPC. The project, to come up at Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh, is to double NTPC’s solar capacity. The plant is scheduled for commissioning in March next year. It will generate 78.66 million units (Kwh) a year for the Madhya Pradesh Power Trading Company.

“This project brings together two of our core strengths in solar, solar module manufacturing and high-quality engineering, procurement and construction capability,” said Ajay Goel, CEO, Tata Power Solar.

NTPC plans to broad-base its generation mix through conventional and non-conventional sources of energy to ensure long-term competitiveness and mitigate fuel risk, said A K Jha, Director Technical, NTPC.

NTPC plans to set up 1,000 MW of renewable power by 2017. State-owned NTPC, the largest power generation utility in the country, has a total capacity of over 41 GW under operation, mostly in coal and gas.

In solar power, it currently has 10 MW under operation and 35 MW under construction. Tata Power Solar has 125 MW of solar module manufacturing capacity in Bangalore. It has also designed and built over 70 MW of grid-connected projects.

Published on July 04, 2013
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