NTPC Commissions Full Capacity Of 296 MW Fatehgarh Solar PV Project In Rajasthan's Jaisalmer

by Swarajya Staff - Aug 5, 2022 10:46 AM +05:30 IST
NTPC Commissions Full Capacity Of 296 MW Fatehgarh Solar PV Project In Rajasthan's JaisalmerA solar plant (Representative Image)

State-owned NTPC on Friday (5 August) said that it has commissioned the full capacity of a 296 megawatt (MW) solar power project in Rajasthan.

The NTPC has commissioned the fifth and the last part capacity of 48.8 MW out of 296 MW Fatehgarh solar PV project at Rajasthan's Jaisalmer.

With this, standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC has reached 54818 MW, while group installed and commercial capacity of NTPC has become 69183 MW, the company said in a regulatory filing.

"Consequent upon successful commissioning, fifth part capacity of 48.8 MW out of 296 MW Fatehgarh Solar PV Project at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, is declared on Commercial Operation with effect from 00:00 hours of 05.08.2022," the company said.

"Now, full capacity of 296 MW has been commissioned," it added.

The 296 MW Fatehgarh Solar PV project has been developed under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-II Tranche-I of Central government's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The project was won by NTPC through Viability Gap Funding (VGF) based competitive bidding done by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in 2019 and has been developed in through Adani Infra (India) Ltd. under EPC with land mode wherein land required was arranged by EPC vendor.

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