NTPC Limited has commissioned a 56 MW Kawas solar photovoltaic (PV) project at NTPC Kawas, Gujarat.
With this commissioning, the NTPC Group has achieved 69,454 MW of installed and commercial capacity. NTPC is steadily lowering its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the installation of renewable energy projects in its existing stations as well as putting up green field renewable energy projects. The company has planned 262 MW floating solar on over 1,300 acres of its reservoir area by installing over 950,000 PV modules at its various stations, out of which 242 MW has been commissioned. This includes the country’s largest floating solar of 100 MW at Ramagundam in Telangana, 92 MW at Kayamkulam in Kerala, and 25 MW each at Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh, and Kawas in Gujarat. NTPC has become the world’s first energy major to declare its energy compact goals. Recently it has collaborated with Niti Aayog to achieve the net zero targets.