Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate NTPC’s 300 MW Nokhra solar project to the nation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate NTPC Green Energy Limited’s 300 MW Nokhra Solar Project to the nation through video-conferencing on 16th February, 2024.  

Spread over 1,550 acres in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan, the project is being executed under the CPSU Scheme (Phase-II) with an investment of INR 1,803 crore ($217.10 million) to supply green power to the state of Telangana. 

Generating 730 million units per year, this project will not only light up over 1.3 lakh households but also help offset 6 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission every year. Going forward, the project is expected to restrict CO2 emission to the tune 15 million tonne in a span of 25 years, stated NTPC.  

The project is installed with over 13 lakh solar PV modules under the flagship Make-in-India programme.

NGEL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC and aims to be the flag bearer of NTPC’s Renewable Energy journey with an operational capacity of over 3.4 GW and 26 GW in pipeline including 7 GW under implementation. 

NTPC Ltd is India’s largest integrated power utility having 74 GW installed capacity that contributes 25% of the total electricity produced in India. By 2032, NTPC is looking to expand its non-fossil based capacity to 45-50% of the company’s portfolio that will include 60 GW RE capacity with a total portfolio of 130 GW. NTPC has partnered with government thinktank Niti Aayog to strengthen India’s Net Zero efforts. 

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