Mouda Stage-II power plant, being developed by NTPC using super critical technology.

The loan from KfW would be used for a number of select packages with a focus on emission reductions, in particular the electrostatic precipitator, the ash-handling plant and a water pre-treatment plant.

The proposed loan is the second loan under the €150 million “Emission Reduction Programme”, which is part of the financial co-operation between India and Germany. The first loan of €95 million was signed with NTPC in June 2013 for upgradation and modernization of electrostatic precipitators at nine power plants.

In another development, the German Development Bank has also entered in to an agreement with NTPC Energy Technologies and Research Alliance, the research wing of NTPC Ltd, for the establishment of laboratories to undertake research on two promising solar technologies—concentrated solar power (CSP) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV). The loan amount is for €5 million (`42 crore).

NETRA is engaged in the research work on various innovative concepts mainly in the area of renewable energy. Aside from the grant of €5 million provided by KfW, NETRA would get the support from two reputed German Institutions DLR and Fraunhofer ISE for undertaking the research work and technology transfer in the areas of CSP and CPV respectively.

The funds for this project have been made available to KfW by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety (BMU).


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