Mali awarded 500-MW solar park project to NTPC

The Republic of Mali has awarded the project management consultancy contract for the development of 500 megawatts (MW) solar park to National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).

The announcement was made in an event hosted by the International Solar Alliance. The event was chaired by renewable energy minister R K Singh. The Ambassador of Mali Sekou Kasse attended the event. Earlier, the Republic of Togo had engaged NTPC for similar support for the development of the 285-MW solar park.

In 2019, ISA had endorsed NTPC as a Project Management Consultant through a competitive process for the member countries to avail the services of NTPC. NTPC plans to anchor 10,000 MW of solar parks in ISA member countries in the next two years.

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About International Solar Alliance:

International Solar Alliance is an India-based international, inter-governmental organization aimed at a large-scale solar revolution. It creates a facilitative international ecosystem that enables access to science and economic resources and reduces the cost of technology and capital.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Republic of Mali Capital: Bamako; Currency: West African CFA franc.
  • President of Republic of Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
  • International Solar Alliance Headquarters: Gurugram.
  • International Solar Alliance Founded: 30 November 2015.
  • International Solar Alliance Director-general: Upendra Tripathy.

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