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NTPC declares 92 MW Kayamkulam floating solar PV project fully operational

With this, the standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC Limited has become 54,749.20 MW

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New Delhi: Maharatna Power PSU NTPC Limited announced capacity addition on Friday. According to the company, NTPC Group’s installed renewable energy capacity crosses 2 GW with the commissioning of the country’s largest floating solar PV project of 92 MW on the reservoir of Kayamkulam Gas Power Station, Alappuzha District, Kerala.

With this, the standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC has become 54,749.20 MW, while the group installed and commercial capacity of NTPC has become 69,114.20 MW.

Spread over 480 acres of reservoir, this floating solar project would generate electricity from more than 3 lakh solar PV modules. This would be sufficient to light around 26,000 households. Around 1,73,000 tons of CO2 would be avoided every year during the lifespan of this project.

More than 4 GW RE capacity in 22 projects is under implementation while over 5 GW RE capacity is under tendering.

Work is under progress at Leh on an integrated project for mobility where five buses would ply intracity using Green Hydrogen. At NTPC Kawas near Surat (Gujarat), the work for Green Hydrogen blending with Natural Gas (PNG) is currently under progress.

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