NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has marked a significant milestone in its renewable energy journey by declaring the commercial operation of its first project. This project, a 50 MW wind farm located in Dayapar, Kutch, Gujarat is a first-of-its-kind effort in India’s renewable energy journey.
The Maiden Project at Dayapar
NTPC REL’s debut project, the 50 MW wind farm at Dayapar, Kutch, Gujarat, officially commenced its commercial operations on November 4, 2023. Dayapar Wind stands out as the first capacity in India to be declared commercial under the new Indian Electricity Grid Code and General Network Access Regime.
Expanding the Renewable Energy Portfolio
The commissioning of Dayapar Wind is just the first step in NTPC REL’s ambitious growth plan. Currently, the company has 15 other renewable energy projects under various stages of execution, with a combined capacity of 6,210 MW. These projects promise to significantly enhance the renewable energy capacity of NTPC Group.
Augmenting the Wind Portfolio
In addition to the 50 MW Dayapar project, NTPC REL’s wind portfolio is set to receive a substantial boost with the Dayapar Wind Complex. Once fully commissioned, this complex will add an additional 450 MW to NTPC’s existing wind capacity of 100 MW, strengthening the company’s presence in the wind energy sector.
Investing in Green Hydrogen Technologies
NTPC REL is not limiting its efforts to wind and solar energy. The company is also venturing into green hydrogen technologies, recognizing the growing importance of hydrogen as a clean energy source. Using the microgrid principle, NTPC REL is setting up a large green hydrogen capacity in Ladakh, further contributing to India’s sustainable energy future.
NTPC Green Energy Ltd. (NGEL)
As another wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, NGEL has been actively contributing to NTPC Group’s renewable energy capacity. NGEL has already commissioned 2,711 MW of renewable energy capacity and is currently working on two noteworthy projects: a 40 MW solar project in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and a Hydrogen Hub at Pudimadaka in Andhra Pradesh.
A Steady Path Towards a Greener Future
NTPC REL was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC in October 2020, with a clear mission to accelerate the addition of renewable energy capacity within the NTPC Group. As part of its long-term growth plan, NTPC aims to achieve a remarkable 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032. With a robust pipeline of over 20 GW in renewable energy capacity, the company is well on its way to realizing this ambitious goal.