NTPC lays foundation stone for 5 MW solar plant at Faridabad

NEW DELHI: State-run NTPCBSE -0.32 %today said it has laid the foundation stone for a 5 MW solar power plant at Faridabad in Haryana. 

"The foundation stone for 5 MW solar photo-voltaic plant of NTPC was laid at village Jhajru near NTPC Faridabad today," the company said in a statement. 

While the main solar plant work has been awarded to Eversun Energy, the power evacuation package has been given to Enmas GB Power System Projects. 

The plant will generate 7.44 million units of electricity annually, equivalent to the power requirement of approximately 6,000 households, it added. 

The project will help reduce generation of carbon dioxide by about 6,800 tons annually. 

NTPC has commissioned one 5 MW solar PV project each at Dadri and Port Blair. In addition, 85 MW of solar PV projects are under implementation. 

The company's installed power generation capacity stands at more than 41,000 MW.