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NTPC Renewable Energy Limited's First Solar Project Begins Operation

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 24-02-2024
NTPC Renewable Energy Limited's First Solar Project Begins Operation Energy 3 min read

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited's first solar project at Chhattargarh, Rajasthan has announced the commencement of commercial operations on February 21, 2024. NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC-REL) has started commercial operation of 70 MW capacity in Chhattargarh.

NTPC's total capacity is 73,958 MW:

  • With the operationalization of Chhattargarh's first solar project, the total installed capacity of NTPC Group has reached 73,958 MW.
  • At present, 17 projects of NTPC Renewable Energy Limited are under implementation. Their total capacity is more than 6,000 MW. With this, the total renewable energy operating capacity of NTPC Group has reached 3,448 MW.

About Chhattargarh Solar Project:

  • The scheduled full capacity of Chhattargarh Solar Project is 150 MW. It is expected to be fully implemented by March 2024. This capacity was acquired under SECI-Tranche:III. The beneficiary state of this project is Rajasthan.
  • The project has been launched to generate 370 million units of energy per year. This project is enough for 60,000 houses. Along with this, it also saves 3 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year and conserves 1,000 MMTPA water.
  • The project is sufficient for more than 5,000 houses a year.
  • The commencement of commercial operations at Chhattargarh Solar Project underlines NTPC-REL's role in the transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC):

  • Established: 1975
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • NTPC is India's largest power company, with a total installed capacity of more than 73 GW.
  • NTPC Group plans to have 60 GW RE capacity by 2032. Currently it is working on a pipeline of 20+ GW. Of this, there is more than three gigawatt operational capacity.
  • The objective is to deliver reliable, affordable, and eco-friendly power solutions through innovation.
  • Declared a Maharatna company in May 2010.
  • NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (REL) signed an agreement with Ladakh to set up the country's first 'Green Hydrogen Mobility Project'.
  • NTPC REL also plans to set up a solar park in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. From where it will also generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale under the Ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Park (UMREPP) scheme.
  • Hydrogen produced from renewable sources is considered green hydrogen.


Answer: Chhattargarh of Rajasthan

Answer: 70 MW

Answer: Total capacity of NTPC 73,958 MW
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