National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on July 4 laid the foundation stone for a 10 mw photo voltaic solar plant at Kaniha in Odisha that would light up around 12,000 households. The foundation stone was laid by Director, Technical, AK Jha, in the presence of Executive Director, NTPC, Kaniha, VB Fadnavis.
The 10 mw solar project is being set up at two locations with 2 mw at Patharmunda and 8 mw at Stage II Township over an area of 45 acres. Construction work of the solar plant has been awarded to BHEL. The project will generate 14.1 million units of electricity per year that would be able to meet power requirement of approximately 12,000 households.
With zero pollution, this plant will contribute to 13,982 tonne reduction in CO2 generation. NTPC is venturing into renewable energy with an objective to broad-base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternative sources of energy and ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks.
It has already commissioned two 10 mw solar PV project at Dadri and Andaman and Nicobar islands. Another 35 mw solar PV is under implementation.