New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and NTPC Ltd are planning to set up a JV (Joint Venture) company for Renewable Energy business. The two Maharatnas have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday in Delhi to formalise this arrangement. The MoU will enable both companies to achieve their targets in Renewable Energy business, ONGC said in an official statement.
The MOU was signed by ONGC Director (Finance) and in-charge Business Development and Joint Ventures Subhash Kumar and Director (Commercial) NTPC, A K Gupta. ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker and NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh (on virtual conferencing), along with the Directors of the two public sector enterprises, attended the signing ceremony.
As per the MoU, NTPC and ONGC will explore and set up Renewable Power assets including offshore wind, in India and overseas, and explore opportunities in the fields of sustainability, storage, E-mobility and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compliant projects.
ONGC has a renewable portfolio of 176 MW, comprising of 153 MW wind power and 23 MW of solar. Through this collaboration with NTPC, ONGC envisages significant growth in its presence in the Renewable Power sector as outlined in its Energy Strategy 2040 document.
Similarly, NTPC, with a 920 MW of installed Renewable power capacity in its portfolio with about 2300 MW of Renewable Energy projects under construction, aspires to reach 32 GW by 2032. The state-run power generating company will benefit from this tie-up by expanding its footprint in offshore wind and overseas renewable energy projects as well.