NTPC to focus on clean energy, EV charging infrastructure

NTPC to focus on clean energy, EV charging infrastructure
21/09/2017 , by , in ALLIED

State-run power giant NTPC will add 32 GW of clean energy by 2032, in addition to its plan to create 15 GW of solar capacity under National Solar Mission, a top company official said today. The power giant is also creating electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.

NTPC has been a traditional thermal power player with a large number coal based plants.
Presently, the NTPC Group’s total installed capacity stands at 51,698 MW, which includes 800 MW of hydro, 870 MW of solar and 40 MW of wind capacities.  The company plans to create space for itself in clean energy segment.

“Renewable Energy is an area of immense opportunities as well as challenge for your company. It has the long-term target to add 32 GW of RE capacity by 2032. This is in addition to the 15 GW of solar capacity that your company is helping the country to achieve, through National Solar Mission,” NTPC Chairman and MD Gurdeep Singh said in his speech at annual general meeting of the company held today.

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