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


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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