NTPC TO GEN­ER­ATE 10 GW SO­LAR EN­ERGY BY 2022, VOWS CMD GUR­DEEP SINGH

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State-owned NTPC said it is well on course to meet its tar­get of gen­er­at­ing 10 GW so­lar en­ergy as part of the gov­ern­ment’s aim of 100 GW by 2022. “NTPC’S com­mit­ment to add 10 GW so­lar en­ergy out of gov­ern­ment’s over­all com­mit­ment of 100 GW (So­lar) is well on tar­get for 2022,” com­pany’s CMD Gur­deep Singh said in a state­ment here.

He also stressed on maintaining PSU’S mar­ket lead­er­ship in the power sec­tor through in­crease in re­new­able port­fo­lio, while op­ti­mis­ing the op­er­a­tions of ex­ist­ing fos­sil fuel fleet.

He said that more than 90 per cent of NTPC’S cur­rent coal-based ca­pac­ity ad­di­tion are low car­bon foot­print, high ef­fi­ciency and SC (su­per crit­i­cal)/ USC (Ul­tra Su­per Crit­i­cal) units. Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment & For­est Sec­re­tary A N Jha re­ferred to the dilemma of NTPC as a re­spon­si­ble power gen­er­a­tor to find ways of pro­vid­ing power to feed the de­vel­op­ment needs of 1.2 bil­lion peo­ple in In­dia and also en­sur­ing min­i­mum dam­age to the en­vi­ron­ment.

Jha said tech­nol­ogy holds the prime space in all de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives and is the most ap­pro­pri­ate theme. He praised NTPC’S con­tri­bu­tion for im­prov­ing the Car­bon sink by plant­ing one crore saplings.

Tech­nol­ogy im­per­a­tives of the power in­dus­try in In­dia is to be able to drive sus­tain­able growth while re­duc­ing the car­bon foot­print and pur­su­ing the best pos­si­ble cost ef­fec­tive tech­nolo­gies to pro­vide ef­fi­cient, re­li­able and eco­nom­i­cally vi­able en­ergy to sup­port the GDP growth, CEA Chair­per­son S D Dubey in his address said. NTPC Di­rec­tor A K Jha spoke of per­spec­tives for the PSU in the In­dian mar­ket con­text and in­formed that although In­dia is likely to meet the long term IEA pro­jec­tions on En­ergy De­mand & Sup­ply, the cur­rent mid-term will see a sub­stan­tial in­crease in coal-based gen­er­a­tion in ad­di­tion to re­new­ables. Shri A. N. Jha, Sec­re­tary (MOEF) Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment & For­est re­ferred to the dilemma of NTPC as a re­spon­si­ble Power Gen­er­a­tor to find ways of pro­vid­ing power to feed the de­vel­op­ment needs of 1.2 bil­lion peo­ple of In­dia and also en­sur­ing min­i­mum dam­age the en­vi­ron­ment while in­au­gu­rat­ing NTPC’S Third In­ter­na­tional Tech­ni­cal Sum­mit “Re­defin­ing Power Gen­er­a­tion Land­scape.” Shri Jha said Tech­nol­ogy holds the prime space in all de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives and is the most ap­pro­pri­ate theme. He praised NTPC’S con­tri­bu­tion for im­prov­ing the Car­bon sink by plant­ing 1 crore saplings. Shri S. D. Dubey, Chair­per­son, CEA; Shri A. S. Bak­shi, Mem­ber-cerc; Shri A. K. Sing­hal, Mem­ber-cerc Shri M. K. Iyer, Mem­ber-cerc; Shri Gur­deep Singh, CMD NTPC, Shri A.K. Jha, Di­rec­tor (Tech), se­nior of­fi­cials, In­ter­na­tional as well as In­dian Del­e­gates were present on the oc­ca­sion.

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