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NTPC Commissions 20 MW Gandhar Solar PV Project In Gujarat

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NTPC, a public sector company, has successfully commissioned the first 20 MW Gandhar Solar PV Project, making it the fourth most successful Renewable Energy project this month.

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In a regulatory filing, the company informed stock exchanges that it had commissioned the first part of the 20 MW Gandhar Solar PV Project at Gandhar in Gujarat.

NTPC stated, “Consequent upon successful commissioning, the first part capacity of 10 MW out of 20 MW Gandhar Solar PV Project at Gandhar, Gujarat, is declared on Commercial Operation w.e.f. 00:00 Hrs. of 23.08.2022.”

The statement from NTPC read, “With this, standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC will become 55,099 MW, while group installed and commercial capacity of NTPC will become 69,464 MW.”

Gandhar Solar PV is one of 21 solar projects by NTPC. Along with another project in Kawas in Gujarat, the 19 other projects span the entire nation, including the states of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Kerala, and the UT Of Andaman & Nicobar Island.

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NTPC currently has a commissioned capacity for 2,104 MW of renewable energy projects. These include 21 Solar and 1 Wind project, as well as 1 small hydro.

Out of 23 commissioned projects, 11 are in implementation, adding a capacity to NTPC of 1295.52 MW of Renewable Energy.

NTPC announced earlier that the third section of the Kawas Solar PV Project was successfully commissioned in the same state. Kawas Solar PV Project now has a full capacity of 56 MW with an additional 21 MW capacity.

August 2022 was a good month for NTPC, as the government of India enterprise announced four projects that were successfully commissioned between 5 and 22 August. These include Jaisalmer (48.8MW), as well as Bikaner (253 MW) in the state of Rajasthan, Kawas (21MW) as well as Gandhar (10MW) respectively in Gujarat.

NTPC’s total power generation capacity has grown from 69,183 MW to 69,464 MW in the past month. This represents a 281 MW increase in just 17 days. NTPC is making significant investments in Renewable Energy sources to improve its energy portfolio.

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The company expects to have 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032. This will represent nearly 45% of its total power generation capacity.

NTPC, India’s largest utility of power, plans to grow to 130 GW by 2032.

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