Powering its way ahead in tapping renewable energy sources for power generation, public sector power utility NTPC (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) has set the ball rolling for its two solar thermal units of 50 Mw each in Gujarat
The company has firmed up its plans to initially install a solar power generation capacity of 100 Mw in the state, which may go up to 300 Mw at a later stage.
Gujarat government has already approved NTPC’s 50 Mw solar thermal power unit. “The PSU plans to set up two solar power units each having installed capacity of 50 Mw. Soon, NTPC will sign a memorandum of understaning (MoU) with the state government,” said Bharatsinh Solanki, minister of state for power, government of India.
Kutch and Banaskantha districts have been identified for the proposed 100 Mw solar thermal power capacity, with an investment from NTPC of around Rs. 2,000 crore.