State-owned NTPC expects to commission 750 MW solar power project in Anantapur by the end of next fiscal. “In Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh we are installing 1,000 MW of solar power project, out of which 250 MW has been commissioned, rest 750 MW will be commissioned by the end of 2017-18,” NTPC’s Regional Executive Director (South) V B Fadnavis said at a press conference here.
A senior official of the PSU said the company is in the process of inviting bids from the foreign companies for supplying necessary equipment and the same is expected to be over by April next year.
Fadnavis said NTPC has been entrusted to develop combined capacity of 1,900 MW solar power projects in Mahabubnagar in Telangana , Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Pavagada in Karnataka. According to him, the power projects located in the southern region has Plant Load factor (PLF) of 80 per cent.