Dayapar wind power project: NTPC REL declares its 1st RE project operational

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited has declared its first project, a 50 MW wind project in Dayapar, Kachch, Gujarat, commercially operational
Dayapar wind power project: NTPC REL declares its 1st RE project operational
Dayapar wind power project: NTPC REL declares its 1st RE project operationalEnergy Watch

New Delhi: NTPC Renewable Energy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has declared its first project, a 50 MW wind project in Dayapar, Kachch, Gujarat, commercially operational on Saturday. With this, the total installed capacity of NTPC Group has become 73,874 MW and the total RE operational capacity of NTPC Group now stands at 3,364 MW. The company is aiming to add 60 GW of Renewable Energy (RE) capacity by 2032.

Dayapar wind power project

Dayapar Wind is the first project of NTPC REL and the first capacity in India to be declared commercial under the new Indian Electricity Grid Code and General Network Access Regime. Apart from Dayapar Wind, there are 15 other RE projects of NTPC REL that are 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.

NTPC’s RE expansion plan

In addition to solar and wind capacity, NTPC REL is also investing in Green Hydrogen technologies. Based on green hydrogen storage and microgrid 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, namely a 40 MW solar project at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and a Hydrogen hub at Pudimadaka in Andhra Pradesh.

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NTPC REL was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC on October 7, 2020, to accelerate RE capacity addition of NTPC. NTPC has a pipeline of over 20 GW RE capacity as part of its plan to add 60 GW of RE by 2032.

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