India’s largest utility NTPC has completed 115MW out of 260MW of its Bhadla solar plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing.
With this, the installed capacity of NTPC’s solar power projects has hit 475MW. The total installed power capacity of NTPC on standalone basis has become nearly 41.2GW.
This year NTPC is to delve out multiple solar tenders in line with Indian central government policy to push solar over the last two years. As well being the most bankable off-taker for renewable energy projects in India, the firm has also taken on its own PV projects, as is the case at Bhadla.
NTPC, responsible for driving much of the PV allocation in the National Solar Mission (NSM) so far, is expected to tender a total of 5GW over the next three years.