NTPC Current Affairs

NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala

State-run NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala.

The 100 kWp (kilowatt peak) floating solar PV plant has been indigenously developed as a part of Union Government flagship ‘Make In India’ initiative.

Key Facts
  • It has been indigenously developed by NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance), R&D arm of NTPC, in collaboration with Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chennai.
  • The system was installed by Chennai based Swelect Energy Systems Ltd with support from NETRA and NTPC Kayamkulam station in a short span of 22 days.
  • Floating solar PV systems are fast emerging as an alternative to conventional ground mounted PV systems which are land intensive. It can also be installed on saline water environment.
  • It has various benefits like conserving water through reduction of evaporation, increased power generation due to cooling effect on the panels, reduced installation time etc.
  • Installation potential of such type of floating systems in India is huge because of abundance of water bodies.Particularly in Kerala this type of system has a great potential due to availability of water bodies and lack of presence of enough land.

About National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)

  • NTPC limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU), operational under the Ministry of Power. It is India’s largest power generator and accounts for 25% of total electricity generated in the country
  • It was established in 1975 by Union Government which now holds 70% of its equity shares as of May 2015 (after divestment of its stake in 2004, 2010, 2013, and 2015).
  • Its headquarters are located in New Delhi. 

Tags:

NTPC, NALCO ink MoU to establish a 2.4 GW power project at Gajmara, Odisha

State-owned power producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and aluminium producer National Aluminium Co. Ltd (NALCO) have signed MoU to establish a 2.4 giga watt (GW) Coal based power project at Gajmara, Odisha.

The MoU will facilitate setting up of a Joint Venture (JV) Company between NTPC and NALCO. It also seeks to set up one million tonne aluminium production facility in Odisha.

Key Facts
  • The proposed 2.4GW power plant at Gajmara will comprise three units of 800 megawatts (MW) each. It will source coal from the mines operated by NALCO.
  • The power from plant will be provided to NAlCO’s factory at Angul which is aluminium smelter project (that converts raw material alumina into aluminium) and also Greenfield project at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.
  • This JV project will act as a catalyst for industrial growth in the region creating direct and indirect employment for engineers, supervisors and skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
  • It will strive to keep the cost of power generation to a minimum so as to benefit aluminium production for automobile and aerospace industries to improve energy efficiency.

About National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

  • NTPC limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU), operational under the aegis of Union Ministry of Power. It is engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.
  • It is India’s largest power generator company and accounts for 25% of total electricity generated in the country.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Established: 1975.
  • Union Government now holds 70% of its equity shares as of May 2015 (after divestment of its stake in 2004, 2010, 2013, and 2015).

Tags:

12345...7