CMD,NTPC,DR ARUP ROY CHOUDHURY INAUGRATES 110KWP ROOFTOP SOLAR PV PLANT
New Delhi, Oct 20 : Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC inaugurated a 110 kWp Rooftop Solar PV plant at NTPC Engineering Office complex. NTPC is focusing on installing Rooftop Solar PV systems at available roof areas in power stations to meet the energy requirements of its various offices.
This is the first model solar rooftop project by NETRA, the R&D wing of NTPC having salient features like remote & string monitoring, seasonal tilt etc. for continuous monitoring and performance studies. 1,70,000 kWh of energy is expected to be generated from this Solar PV plant every year and Co2 reduction to extent of 163 tons per year is expected.
The System has been implemented under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) grid connection Rooftop Solar PV scheme, Phase II, with 30% subsidy from MNRE.
With an installed capacity of 43128 MW through 17 coal based, 7 gas based, 7 solar renewable and 7 Joint Venture power stations, NTPC contributes more than 25 percent of electricity in the country, with about 18% percent of India’s installed capacity .Long term Corporate Plan of the company envisages a vision of becoming a 128000 MW.
NTPC plans to broad-base its generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy to ensure long term competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks. NTPC as per its corporate plan envisages capacity addition of 11520MW through renewable sources by 2032. NTPC has already commissioned 95 MW of solar projects and one 15 MW solar project is under implementation and expected to be commissioned shortly.
NTPC plans capacity of over 3000 MW solar capacity in near term and proposes to implement it in a phased manner in various states.
A.K. Jha , Director ( Technical ), S.N. Ganguly, EDWR II, ED to CMD and ED(CC), Thomas Joseph , ED , NETRA and senior officials were present on the occasion.