In addition to solar and wind capacity, NTPC REL is investing in green hydrogen technologies, with plans to establish a large-capacity plant in Ladakh
The NTPC Group, a prominent state-owned power company, achieved a remarkable milestone as it announced an increase in its group's installed capacity to an impressive 73,874 MW. The public sector power major realised this goal through its subsidiary, NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd., which recently initiated the commercial operations of a 50 MW wind energy unit at the Dayapar Project in Gujarat.
This achievement is significant in terms of capacity and the context of India's evolving energy landscape. It marks the first capacity in India to be declared commercial under the new IEGC code and GNA Regime, highlighting the company's commitment to renewable energy. NTPC REL, established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC in October 2020, aims to accelerate the addition of renewable energy capacity. The Dayapar Wind project is just the beginning, as NTPC REL has 15 other renewable energy projects in various execution stages, totaling 6,210 MW.
Upon commissioning, the Dayapar Wind Complex will contribute 450 MW to NTPC's 100 MW wind portfolio. In addition to solar and wind capacity, NTPC REL is investing in green hydrogen technologies, with plans to establish a large-capacity plant in Ladakh.
Another wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, NGEL, has already commissioned 2,711 MW of renewable energy capacity and is currently working on two solar projects, including a 40 MW solar project in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and a hydrogen hub in Pudimadaka, Andhra Pradesh.
With a long-term growth plan and sustainability in mind, NTPC aims to achieve a remarkable 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032 and already has a pipeline of over 20 GW of renewable energy capacity in various stages of development.