According to reports, NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power generating company, has proposed to set up its second and largest wind power project at Guledagudda in Bagalkot district. The estimated capacity of the project is around 100 Mw (based on capacity and model of WTG offered) at an investment of Rs 600 crore. The rating of each offered WTG (wind turbine generator) is 1,500 kW or above.
The company on Wednesday signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with five energy supply companies in state. As per the PPA the company would supply power at Rs 5.30 per unit. The NTPC signed the PPA with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company, Mangalore Electricity Supply Company, Hubli Electricity Supply Company, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company.
The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set minimum 10 per cent of energy purchase from renewable source for Bescom, Mescom, Chescom-Mysore and 7 per cent for Hescom and Gescom of total consumption of electricity in the area of the distribution. The setting up new wind power project by NTPC will help the Escoms to achieve this target.