Bhopal: Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh inaugurated the 250 MW Solar Project of NTPC in Suwasra, District Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh and dedicated it to the state.
The NTPC project has been set up at an investment of approx. Rs 1500 Cr mainly on non-agricultural land and Generation of Electricity have been achieved without affecting the natural eco-system with zero carbon emission.
Under the Make in India Initiative, this is one of the biggest solar plant developed using domestically manufactured Solar Cells and Modules.
The Project has been commissioned in June 2017 and generated Electricity is getting dispatched for consumption in MP, the sole beneficiary.
NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. Since then it has established itself as the dominant power major with the presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business.
From fossil fuels, it has forayed into generating electricity via hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources. This foray will play a major role in lowering its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To strengthen its core business, the corporation has diversified into the fields of consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilization and coal mining as well.
NTPC became a Maharatna company in May 2010, one of the only four companies to be awarded this status. NTPC was ranked 400th in the ‘2016, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the World’s biggest companies.