Module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar has announced that its 140 MW solar plant for state-owned power producer National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh is now operational. The plant, situated at Bilhaur in the Kanpur district, is spread across 700 acres and includes a 33/132 kV switchyard.
The plant—the largest-capacity solar plant commissioned so far in Uttar Pradesh—is estimated to generate 319 million units of electricity per year and power 1,45,662 houses per year.
The plant was completed well ahead of the scheduled date despite the pandemic-led disruptions.
On this occasion, Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar, said, “We at Vikram Solar, are proud to associate with NTPC for this prestigious project in its mission to support India’s transition towards green energy. With this project, we reiterate our commitment to providing innovative, superior quality, and performance-based solutions to our customers to accelerate solar adoption in India.
“The completion of this project is a testament to the diligence and enthusiasm of our on-ground team, which completed the project well ahead of the deadline despite multiple logistical challenges in 2020.”
Venkat Muvvala, head of EPC, added, “We appreciate NTPC for its excellent support and co-operation from all quarters, to reach this important milestone. NTPC is one of our largest clients with a portfolio of commissioned and under-construction projects totaling 708 MW. Our continued association with an esteemed client like NTPC is a testament to our clients’ trust in our products and execution capabilities.”
NTPC has developed the project after winning a competitive bid from Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency. Vikram Solar Limited was subsequently awarded the project on a turnkey basis for EPC.
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