According to reports, National Thermal Power Corporation’s 10MW solar plant at Kaniha in Odisha’s Talcher was synchronized and commercially declared through remote from Project Monitoring Centre (PMC) in New Delhi by NTPC’s chairman cum managing director Arup Roy Choudhury said on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Roy Choudhury congratulated NTPC-Kaniha employees and lauded their efforts, hard work and team spirit. The 10 MW Solar PV plant spread across 45.2 acres of land is another step in NTPC’s commitment towards a broad based generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy.
“Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been already been signed with DVC for the 10 MW solar plant out of which 8 MW is located near Stage II area of Permanent Township of the plant and remaining 2 MW near to village Pathermunda (adjacent to NTPC plant). At present, NTPC has four solar commissioned projects. These are Andaman Solar (5 MW), Dadri Solar (5 MW), Ramagundam Solar (10 MW) and the Talcher Kaniha Solar (10 MW). With this the installed capacity of NTPC has risen to 42,974 MW from 17 coal based, seven gas based, seven JVs and four renewable plants.