NTPC to Set Up Solar PV Project at Lara Thermal Power Station in Raigarh

NTPC to set up solar PV project at Lara.

NTPC Ltd, will set up a Grid connected Rooftop Solar PV Project of 1100 Kwp capacity at Lara Thermal Power Station in Raigarh district of the State, officials informed.

The company has issued tendering for a total of 2,750 MW of grid-connected Solar PV projects to be developed across the country, they informed.


The company aims to transform itself into the country’s largest green power producer in the coming years.

NTPC envisages a broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy to ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks, officials informed.

The company is aiming at generating 268 billion units (BU) of electricity during the fiscal year 2018-19, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between NTPC and Ministry of Power recently in New Delhi, they informed.

Revenue from operations is targetted at Rs 85,500 crore. Parameters related to financial performance, improvement in operational efficiency, capital expenditure, projects monitoring, technology upgradation and HR Management are also part of the MoU for the year 2018-19.

It is currently building an additional capacity of over 21,000 MW at multiple locations across the country.

The first unit 2×800 MW of NTPC’s Super Thermal Power Plant at Lara in Raigarh district which recently went on-stream will help meet additional power demand for states in western region, including Chhattisgarh, officials informed.

It may be recalled that the company is also expected to commence coal production from Talaipalli block in Raigarh district by November 2019, official sources informed.

The company had been granted bridge linkage for seeking coal supply from the Talaipalli block by the Union Coal Ministry.

The scheduled date of start of coal production from the coal block as per the Coal Mines Development and Production Agreement is financial year 2019-20.

The coal requirement for the proposed plant would be met from Talaipalli Coal Block of Mand in Raigarh Coalfields, they stated.

The Lara plant of NTPC is utilising super critical technology for power generation.

India’s largest power generation company, NTPC registered highest ever gross electricity generation in a single day on February 28, showing preparedness that it is fully geared to meet the spurt in demand as the economy gathers steam and the approaching summer season.

NTPC Group along with its joint venture projects recorded highest ever gross generation of 907.50 million units (MU) on the last day of February from its Coal, Gas, Hydro Solar and Wind power stations.

On a standalone basis, the Maharatna company’s power stations generated 819.36 MU on February 28, which is also the highest on a single day till date. NTPC’s plant load factor (PLF) stood at 79.38 per cent in February.

NTPC Group’s power generation has registered a growth of 6.55 per cent till date and over 11 per cent in the current quarter as compared to the same period last year.

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