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NTPC setting up 5 MW solar PV plant near Faridabad

According to reports, AK Jha, director (technical) of state-run generation utility NTPC,on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 5 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Village Jhajru near NTPC Faridabad.

The project is being constructed on approximately 20 acres of land. The work for this project has been awarded to Eversun Energy Pvt. Ltd. and Enmas GB Power System Projects Ltd for Main Solar Plant package and Power Evacuation Package, respectively.

This plant will generate 7.437 million units of electricity annually. This electricity will be equivalent to the power requirement of approximately 6,000 households. With zero pollution, this plant will contribute appx.6,800 tonne reduction in CO2 generation.

NTPC is venturing into renewable energy with an objective to broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy to ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks. In this endeavor, NTPC has already commissioned two 5 MW Solar PV projects each at Dadri and Port Blair. Further, presently 85 MW Solar PV projects are under implementation.

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