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NTPC to set up India’s largest solar park at Rann of Kutch

July 14, 2021
At the proposed solar park in Rann of Kutch, NTPC also plans to generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale. Picture Credit: (Jcomp, Freepik)

NTPC strides towards building 60 GW Renewable Energy capacity by 2032

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of NTPC, will set up 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. As a part of its green energy portfolio augmentation, NTPC Ltd aims to build 60 GW renewable energy capacity by 2032.  The NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), has been given the go-ahead under Mode 8 (Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park) of the Solar Park Scheme. The NTPC REL plans to generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale from this park.

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, the 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 Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant reservoir in Telangana is in the advanced stage of implementation. Additionally, NTPC RE Ltd. has recently signed an MoU 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.

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