NTPC Renewable Energy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has declared commencement of commercial operation of its first wind project of 50 MW at Dayapar in Kachch, Gujarat on 4 November 2023. Dayapar Wind is the first project of NTPC REL and the first capacity in India to be declared commercial under new Indian Electricity Grid Code and General Network Access Regime.
With this, the total installed capacity of NTPC group has risen to 73,874 MW and the total renewable energy capacity of the group now stands at 3,364 MW.
Apart from Dayapar Wind, there are 15 other RE projects under different stages of execution, totalling to a capacity of 6,210 MW. Also, when fully commissioned, Dayapar Wind Complex will add 450 MW to NTPC’s existing wind portfolio of 100 MW.
In addition to solar and wind capacity, NTPC REL is also investing in Green Hydrogen technologies. Based on green hydrogen storage and micro-grid principle, it is setting up a large capacity in Ladakh.
NTPC Green Energy Ltd. (NGEL), another wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has commissioned RE capacity of 2,711 MW and is setting up two solar projects — a 40 MW Solar project at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and a Hydrogen Hub at Pudimadaka in Andhra Pradesh.
NTPC REL was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC on 7 October 2020, to accelerate RE capacity addition of NTPC.
As part of long-term growth plan and sustainability, NTPC targets to have 60 GW Renewable Energy capacity by 2032. Of this, it now has a pipeline of around 20 GW RE capacity.
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