NTPC to launch India’s largest floating 100 MW Solar power unit in Telangana by May 2021: Anand

Hyderabad, Mar 10 (FN Agency) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited Regional Executive Director (South) C V Anand on Wednesday said that the company will launch India’s largest floating 100 MW Solar power unit at Ramagundam in Telangana by May this year (2021).

Interacting with newsmen during the annual press conference through virtual, Mr Anand who assumed charge as NTPC Regional Executive Director (South) recently said that as part of renewable energy, the NTPC has taken up 447 MW Solar power projects. Of them 217 MW as floating Solar power projects—Ramagundam, Telangana (100 MW), Simhadri, Visakhapatnam, AP (25 MW), Kayamkulam, Kerala (92 MW) and 230 MW Ground Solar power project being constructed at Ettayapuram near Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. Of the total 447 MW Solar power, 217 MW floating Solar power projects will be commenced by May, this year ( 2021), Mr Anand said.

Mr Anand said that the ongoing Phase-1 Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (2X800 MW) works were going on in full swing and it will be completed by March 2022. Of the total power, 80 per cent to be allocated to Telangana and the remaining for other states. But Telangana urging the government to allocate total power for the state, he said. The Executive Director said that NTPC Limited has a total installed capacity of 64,880 MW (including JVs). It has its own 24 coal-based, 7 gas-based, one Hydro, 15 Solar, Wind & Small Hydro units. Under JV, NTPC has 9 coal-based, 4 gas-based and 13 renewable energy projects.