The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has completed
commissioning of the 260 MW solar project being developed under its self-owned
projects program. The final 55 MW of the project were commissioned on March 27,
The NTPC commissioned the project as expected, on time,
stated an NTPC official. Mercom previously
reported the entire 260 MW NTPC farm was expected to be commissioned by the
end of March 2017.
Vikram Solar, Tata Power and Jakson Engineers were the EPCs
of the project with 130 MW, 65 MW and 65 MW respectively. Vikram Solar bid Rs.56.28
million (~$839,586)/MW; Tata Power bid Rs.56.4 million (~$809,750)/MW; and Jakson
Engineers bid Rs.56.34 million (~$840,482)/MW.
For project commissioning purposes, the entire capacity was
broken down into blocks of 5 MW each, an NTPC official had told Mercom.
to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, the NTPC
has a portfolio of 620 MW of commissioned solar projects, with an additional
250 MW to be commissioned by the end of March 2017.