Tata Power Solar Wins NTPC’s Largest Solar Power Project

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Tata Power Solar has today announced that it has won a prestigious 50 MW solar photovoltaic project from NTPC as part of their mandate to expand their renewable energy portfolio to 1,000MW by 2017. Once commissioned in March 2014, the project is expected to generate 78.66 million Kwh of energy each year for MP Power Trading Company for a state that runs annual peak deficit of 9.6%.
The new flagship 50MW project, at Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh, will double NTPC’s solar capacity. Strong technical capabilities and competitive pricing along with the scale and strength to execute this project on time were the key factors in awarding the project to Tata Power Solar. Tata Power Solar’s strong module manufacturing capabilities as well as impeccable track record in executing its projects were instrumental in winning this landmark project for them.

The largest power generation utility in India is NTPC, a government undertaking, with a total capacity of more than 41GW under operation, mostly in coal and gas. NTPC has been taking rapid strides towards deploying more solar energy since 2012 and currently has 10MW under operation and 35MW under construction to-date.

Tata Power Solar operates 125MW of solar module manufacturing in Bangalore and has also designed and built more than 70 MW of grid connected projects to-date. Some of its recent notable projects are: 17 MW power plant in Mithapur, Gujarat, 5MW GMDC project in Bhuj, 10MW Emami project in Charanka.

Ajay Goel, CEO of Tata Power Solar, commented: “Ww are proud to be partnering with NTPC on this flagship 50MW solar project to bring much needed peak power to Madhya Pradesh. This project brings together two of our core strengths in solar– market leading solar module manufacturing and, competitive, high-quality engineering, procurement and construction capability.”

Technical Director at NTPC, Mr. A K Jha, commented: “NTPC plans to broad-base generation mix through conventional and nonconventional sources of energy to ensure long term competitiveness and mitigate fuel risk. We are committed to the principles of sustainable development encompassing the environment, the society and corporate governance.”

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