The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned
projects aggregating 45 MW at the Bhadla Solar Power Project being developed in
Rajasthan. The NTPC, announced the commissioning of another 45 MW out of the
260 MW solar project being developed at Bhadla.
In February, NTPC had commissioned 115
MW of solar out of the 260 MW project. Now, the commissioned capacity
stands at 160 MW. The entire capacity of 260 MW had been divided into four
projects of 65 MW each, to date, no single project has been completely
commissioned, stated a NTPC official. The entire 260 MW is expected to be
commissioned by the end of April 2017, added the NTPC official.
a NTPC official had told Mercom, “Each
developer can break down their project capacities into blocks of 5 MW for
commissioning purposes.” The
project is being developed under NTPC’s
self-owned projects program and Vikram Solar, Tata Power and Jakson Engineers
are developing the Bhadla Solar Project for NTPC.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NTPC has a
portfolio of 520 MW commissioned solar projects, with 350 MW further expected
to be commissioned by end of March 2017 as confirmed by Mercom. Also, NTPC has a
huge pipeline of 1.8 GW of solar projects which have been tendered and are yet
to be auctioned.