NTPC Thermal Project

1,600 MW Lara Super Thermal Power Station Commissioned

On 24 February 2024, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Stage I of NTPC’s Lara Super Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh via video conference. This stage, with a capacity of 2×800 MW, was developed with an investment of Rs 15,800 crores. Additionally, he also laid the foundation stone for Stage II of 2×800 MW expansion during the event. This stage will utilize the available land from Stage I. The estimated investment for Stage II is Rs 15,530 crores.

The power station will receive coal from NTPC’s Talaipalli Coal block through a Merry-Go-Round system, ensuring a steady supply of affordable electricity around the clock. Equipped with advanced Super Critical technology for Stage I and Ultra Super Critical technology for Stage II, the units promise a reduction in Specific Coal Consumption and Carbon-Dioxide emissions.

Half of the generated power from both stages will be allocated to Chhattisgarh, benefiting other states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli as well. The project is not only creating employment opportunities but also fostering community development initiatives in education, drinking water, sanitation, health, and women’s empowerment in the region.

First Solar Project of NTPC Renewable Energy Begins Operations

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. marked the commencement of commercial operations of its first solar project in Chhattargarh, Rajasthan, on 21 February 2024. With a capacity of 70 MW, this project is part of a larger 150 MW project slated for full commissioning by 31 March 2024. The project won under SECI-Tranche: III would benefit the state of Rajasthan.

NTPC Solar Project

Designed to generate 370 million units of energy annually, equivalent to powering 60,000 households, the project also contributes to environmental conservation by saving 3 lakh tons of CO2 emissions and conserving 1,000 MMTPA of water annually, enough for over 5,000 households.

NTPC-REL currently has 17 projects under execution, collectively exceeding 6,000 MW in capacity. This adds to the NTPC Group’s renewable energy operational capacity, which now stands at 3,448 MW.

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