NTPC has committed to add 10,000 MW through Solar Projects at RE- Invest – 2015 the First Renewable Energy Global Investment Meet held in New Delhi. Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC presented the certificate of commitment to Hon’ble Prime Minister ,Shri Narendra Modi in the presence of Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Shri P.K. Sinha , Secretary, Power, GOI.
Committed to the solar initiatve NTPC has already floated Notice Inviting Tender for four Solar Project of 250 MW each in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telengana & Rajasthan and one Solar Project of 500 MW in Andhra Pradesh. The first 250 MW Solar project in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh is expected to be awarded this FY. Availability of land and PPA arrangement are being explored in other states like Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Puducherry, Gujarat etc.
NTPC has already commissioned 8 MW scale solar projects in different parts of India totalling 110 MW, out of which Rajgarh Solar Project of 50 MW in Madhya Pradesh is the largest. NTPC generated more than 100 Million Units by RE during 2014-15.