NTPC to set up India’s single largest solar park in Rann of Kutch
New Delhi, July 13, 2021
NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. (NTPC REL) has received the go-ahead from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up a 4,750 MW renewable energy park at Khavada in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
This will be India’s largest solar park to be built by the largest power producer in the country.
NTPC REL has been given the go-ahead by MNRE on July 12 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 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, an official press release said.
Recently, NTPC has also commissioned India’s largest Floating Solar Power Project of 10 MW on the reservoir of Simhadri Thermal Power Plant, Andhra Pradesh. An additional 15 MW would be commissioned by August 2021.
Further, a 100 MW Floating Solar Project on the reservoir of Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant, Telangana is in an advanced stage of implementation.
Additionally, NTPC REL has recently signed an MoU with the Ladakh administration 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 the form of solar trees and a solar carport.
NTPC REL, the subsidiary was incorporated on October 7, 2020, to accelerate the RE business of NTPC.