Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NTPC eyes Maldives for solar energy generation news

The state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of India is looking at the feasibility of establishing solar powered energy projects within the Maldives. In the event the move comes through, it would boost the thermal power generator's green footprint.

NTPC is conducting feasibility study within the islands to research the potential of the island nation for creating solar power projects. The final report is predicted next three to four months, in accordance with NTPC chairman and managing director Arup Roy Choudhury.

Talking to reporters about the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Thursday, Choudhury declined to offer specifics about the investment that India's biggest power generator would make in Maldives. "Let the (feasibility) report come, then we will see," he was quoted saying.

Meanwhile, NTPC is targetting to add 105 MW of electricity for the national grid by establishing four to five solar energy projects in the united states within the next several years. "We are going to set up 105 the new solar energy plants at our existing facilities at Anta, Dadri, Ramagundam, Sipat and Korba," he said.

NTPC generates over 31,000 MW of power from all reasons for energy. The business intends to increase this chance to 75,000 mw by 2017.

NTPC in addition has formulated an idea for capacity addition of approximately 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. Simultaneously, it will have a capacity addition of 301 MW through Solar PV (photo-voltaic) and thermal by March 2014, Chudhury said.


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