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NTPC makes green energy history, launches first 2 solar plants

Marking its presence in the renewable energy generation space, state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned 10 mega watt solar power capacity, while its overall generation portfolio has crossed 41,000 mw.

NTPC, which has ambitious renewable energy plans, has commissioned two solar projects — each having 5 mega watt capacity— in Maharashtra and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. These plants are in Dadri and Port Blair.

'We have added 10 mw of solar PV (energy capacity) during this financial year and plan to add another 20 mega watt solar PV during the next fiscal (2013-14),' National Thermal Power Corporation  Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury said in a statement.

Besides, NTPC's total power generation capacity has increased to 41,184 mw with the commissioning of another 500 mw at Mouda plant in Maharashtra on Saturday.

Mouda project already has a 500 mega watt generation unit.

The company expects to have renewable energy capacity of about 1,000 mw by 2017, Choudhury said.

'By 2032, we target to have 28 per cent of our installed capacity from non-fossil sources,' he noted.
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