NTPC’s Reaches 58,816 MW Capacity, 11 Solar Projects Portfolio

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National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.(NTPC), State-run power producer announced on Wednesday about the commissioning of the 2nd Unit of 660 MW at Khargone Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh. With this total installed capacity of Khargone Super Thermal Power Project has reached to 58,816 MW.

In January NTPC announced the commercial operation of unit-1 of 660 megawatts of the power plant with effect from 01.02.2020. The commercial capacity of NTPC and NTPC group was then 48,645 MW and 57,106 MW, respectively.

An official statement declares that “With the present installation total installed capacity of Khargone Super Thermal Power Project, NTPC and NTPC group has become 1,320 MW, 50,355 MW, and 58,816 MW respectively”.

The present installed capacity of NTPC group comprises 55 NTPC Stations which includes 24 Coal based, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 2 Hydro, 1 Wind, 11 solar PV projects and 10 Joint Venture stations.

In January NTPC had invited online bids from eligible bidders on Single Stage Two Envelope bid (Techno-commercial bid and price bid) with reverse auction for development of Grid-Connected Solar PV projects up to 1292 MW capacity under CPSU Scheme Phase-II (Tranche-II). Only domestically manufactured Solar PV Cells and modules were used in the solar projects to be set up through this tender.

Recently, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has designated National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) as the renewable energy implementing agency to enable long-term access (LTA) and application of connectivity in the interstate transmission system network.

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