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Gujarat is getting its first floating solar power project

Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and state-owned NTPC have signed an MoU for installing another waste-to-energy plant of 12MW at NTPC

Gujarat is getting its first floating solar power project
Gujarat is getting its first floating solar power project
New Delhi: NTPC Limited’s Kawas has become Gujarat’s first power unit to set up a 1MW grid-connected floating solar project, which is expected to be commissioned next month. Additionally, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and state-owned NTPC Limited have signed an MoU for installing another waste-to-energy plant of 12MW at NTPC for converting around 1,000 metric tonnes of organic waste to energy, Debashish Das, NTPC director, Kawas, said. “The work to set up the grid-connected floating solar project on Kawas campus was going on for the past six months and is nearing completion. The project is all set to be commissioned in April. This is the first floating solar power project in Gujarat,” Das said.
NTPC Limited and Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) have signed an MoU for setting up another waste-to-energy plant of 12MW at NTPC for converting around 1,000 metric tonnes of organic waste to energy

40MW project, 12MW project in the offing

Das added, “In the coming days, an additional 40MW solar power project and waste-to-energy project of 12MW are likely to be commissioned at NTPC. This will add up the solar power generation capacity at NTPC.” The work regarding the energy to waste plant is currently underway and it is set to be finished before long. For the smooth functioning of the plant, NTPC Limited will also be in need of around 1,000 MT of organic waste each day. Das said, “SMC will have to segregate organic waste at source and then supply to the plant at NTPC.”

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