NTPC declares commercial operation of 70 MW solar plant in Rajasthan

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NTPC has declared that NTPC REL’s first solar project at Chhattargarh in Rajasthan has started commercial operation of 70 MW. With this, NTPC Group’s installed capacity has reached 73,958 MW.

At present, NTPC-REL has 17 projects under execution, with a total capacity exceeding 6 GW. With the latest addition, NTPC Group’s total RE operational capacity has now swelled to 3,448 MW.

The slated full capacity of Chhattargarh Solar project is 150 MW and is expected to be commissioned by March 2024. The capacity was won under SECI-Tranche:III and the beneficiary of this project is Rajasthan.

This project is designed to generate 370 million units of energy per year, sufficient for 60,000 households, while also saving 3 lakhs tons of CO2 emissions every year and conserving 1000 MMTPA of water. This is adequate for over 5000 households in a year.

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