ONGC and NTPC Sign MOU To Set Up Joint Venture for Renewable Energy Business

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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and NTPC ltd are planning to set up a Joint Venture Company for Renewable Energy business. The two Maharatnas entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 21 May 2020 in Delhi to formalize this arrangement. The MoU will enable both companies to achieve their targets in Renewable Energy business.

The MOU was signed by ONGC Director (Finance) and In-charge Business Development and Joint Ventures Subhash Kumar and Director (Commercial) NTPC, A K Gupta. ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker and NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh (on Virtual conferencing) along with the Directors of two public enterprises witnessed the occasion.

As per the MoU, NTPC and ONGC will explore and set up Renewable Power assets including offshore wind, in India and overseas, and explore opportunities in the fields of sustainability, storage, E-mobility and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compliant projects.

ONGC has a renewable portfolio of 176 MW comprising 153 MW wind power and 23 MW of solar. Through this collaboration with NTPC, ONGC envisages significant growth in its presence in the Renewable Power sector as outlined in its Energy Strategy 2040 document.

Similarly, NTPC, with a 920 MW of installed Renewable power capacity in its portfolio with about 2300 MW of Renewable Energy projects under construction and aspiring to reach 32 GW by 2032, will benefit from this tie up by expanding its footprint in offshore wind and overseas Renewable energy projects as well.

Recently, The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has recently issued a tender inviting bid from eligible bidders on Single Stage Two Envelopes (i.e. Envelope-I: Technical Bid and Envelope-II: Financial Bid) with Reverse Auction for the supply and installation of solar PV modules worth 33.6 MWp at the Solapur PV Project in Maharashtra.The scope of work for the selected bidders will include Manufacturing, Supply, Packing, and Forwarding, Transportation Supervision of Installation, and Supervision of Commissioning of Solar PV Modules (Crystalline {Minimum 330 Wp Nominal rating}) of Nominal DC capacity of 33.6 MWp.NTPC intends to finance the subject package through its resources.

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