NEW DELHI: Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPCBSE 1.37 % Limited inaugurated the commencement of Commercial operation of 5MW Solar Power Plant at NTPC Dadri on March 30, 2013. This is the first Solar power plant of NTPC, a new beginning in renewal energy sector.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Choudhury said that NTPC plans to set up the Solar Power Plants in line with 2% clean energy policy of Govt. of India. Shri Choudhury further said that NTPC plans to add 300MW Solar capacityin 12 thFive Year Plan.
ShriN.N. Misra, Director (Operations), Shri A.K. Jha, Director(Technical), Shri A.N. Dave, RED (NC&CA), Shri MKV Rama Rao, ED(Commercial), Shri D.K. Sood, GM (I/C) and senior officials of NTPC were present on the occasion. Shri Sood briefed about the salient features and operation of the solar power plant.
The solar plant, built-up at a cost of Rs. 48.59 crore. is spread over in 27 acres of area. The solar plant is estimated to generate 7.26 million units of power annually. The electricity generated by this solar plant will be supplied to Odisha based public sector power purchasing company GRIDCO under the PPA.