New Delhi: Vikram Solar has commissioned a 140 MW solar plant project for NTPC Limited in Bilhaur, Kanpur, UP, which is the state's largest solar power plant, the company said in an official statement on Thursday. The 140 MW solar project, which spreads across 700 acres, also includes a 33/132 KV switchyard. The expected energy yield of this project in Uttar Pradesh is 319 million units (MU) and is expected to power 1,45,662 houses per year, said the statement. The project has been developed by NTPC after winning a competitive bid from Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA).
Vikram Solar Limited was subsequently awarded this project on turnkey basis for EPC. "This is a landmark project for both Vikram Solar and NTPC in Uttar Pradesh, it being the largest capacity solar plant commissioned so far in the state," said the statement.
On this occasion, Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar said, "We at Vikram Solar, are proud to associate with NTPC for this prestigious project in its mission to support India's transition towards green energy. With this project, we reiterate our commitment to providing innovative, superior quality and performance-based solutions to our customers to accelerate solar adoption in India. The completion of this project is a testament to the diligence and enthusiasm of our on-ground team who completed the project well ahead of the deadline despite multiple logistical challenges in 2020."
Venkat Muvvala, Head of EPC, Vikram Solar, added, "Despite several hurdles faced during execution of the project due to the pandemic, Vikram Solar successfully commissioned the plant for NTPC to achieve Commercial Operation well ahead of time. We appreciate NTPC for its excellent support and co-operation from all quarters, to reach this important milestone. NTPC is one of our largest clients with portfolio of commissioned and under construction projects totalling ~708 MW. Our continued association with an esteemed client like NTPC is a testament to our clients' trust in our products and execution capabilities."
Vikram Solar's annual PV module production capacity stands at 1.2 GW.
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