Commercial Declaration of 10 MW Solar Plant in NTPC, Talcher (Kaniha)
INVC, Delhi, The 10 MW solar plant at NTPC,Talcher (Kaniha) located in Odisha was synchronized and commercially declared through remote from Project Monitoring Centre (PMC) by Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC in New Delhi today 28th March, 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Roy Choudhury congratulated NTPC- Kaniha employees and lauded their efforts, hard work and team spirit . The 10 MW Solar PV plant spread across 45.2 acres of land is another step in its commitment towards a broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy. Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been already been signed with DVC for the 10 MW solar plant out of which 8 MW is located near Stage II area of Permanent Township of the plant and remaining 2 MW near to village Pathermunda(adjacent to NTPC plant). Shri A.K.Jha, Director (Technical), Shri U P Pani, Director (HR), Shri S.C.Pandey, Director (Projects) were also present on the occasion. Shri Arvind Kumar, RED(ER-II),Shri V.B Fadnavis, ED(Talcher, Kaniha) and senior officials of NTPC,Kaniha present at the site briefed about the successful implementation of the project. At present NTPC has four solar commissioned projects, Andaman Solar (5 MW), Dadri Solar (5 MW), Ramagundam Solar(10 MW) and the presently commissioned Talcher Kaniha(10 MW).With this the installed capacity of NTPC has risen to 42,974 MW which includes 17 coal based,7 gas based,7 JVs and 4 renewable plants .