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The state-owned NTPC announced the completion of another 35 MW section of its 92 MW Kayamkulam floating Solar Project in Kerala.
Kayamkulam’s floating solar project is built on a number reservoirs that are part of NTPC’s Rajiv Gandhi Gas Based Power Station.
Through the 220kV GIS substation located at the NTPC Rajiv Gandhi Gas power plant, the power generated by the project will be delivered to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
This floating solar project has a total cost of Rs 465 crore. It employs around 2.16 lakh solar panel mounted on floaters in a lake.
This means that NTPC now has 54651.68 MW of standalone commercial and installed capacity.
With the commissioning of the second phase, about 57 MW of the project has become operational.
The first part capacity of 22 MW has already been declared on commercial operation from 31 March 2022.