NTCP Start First Solar Power Plant
A 5MW solar power plant of NTPC – the first non-conventional energy plant in the district – was inaugurated for commercial operations in the Dadri unit of the company on Saturday. The plant is also the first solar project of the public sector company to be commissioned anywhere in the country.
Built at a cost of Rs 48.59 crore over an area spread over 27 acres, the plant is expected to generate around 7.26 million units of power every year. The plant is expected to reduce carbon emissions of 0.82 metric tonnes per every megawatt-hour of electricity produced. NTPC will sell the power generated from this solar plant to GRIDCO, the Odisha-based public sector power purchasing company.
GRIDCO has already entered into a power-purchase agreement with NTPC to purchase electricity generated from this plant. The energy purchase made by GRIDCO would go towards the state’s obligation to buy a certain quantity of renewable energy from the total quantity of electricity purchased by it.