State-owned power producer NTPC has announced the commissioning of 80 MW solar capacity in the Indian State of Rajasthan. The plant is the first part capacity of a 160 MW solar project at Jetsar in Sri Ganganagar District. The project has started commercial operation with effect from October 22.
The Jetsar solar project is located on un-cultivable farmland in possession of National Seeds Corporation (NSC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The project, by utilizing un-cultivable land for the solar power project, will earn revenue for NSC while generating clean energy for the nation.
With this commissioning, NTPC has reached an installed as well as commercial capacity of 53,572.5 MW and 66,997.5 MW, respectively.
NTPC’s latest addition in Jetsar follows the commissioning of 17.5 MW floating solar capacity in the Indian State of Telangana. The capacity commissioned is part of the 100 MW Ramagundam floating solar project.
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