NTPC to build India’s biggest solar park in Gujarat

India’s National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) plans to set up a 5-gigawatt solar park in the western state of Gujarat, which would be the biggest in the country. As the top electricity generator shifts toward cleaner energy, which is expected to cost as much as 250 billion rupees ($3.5 billion) and begin operations by 2024. The plan is part of NTPC’s aim to reduce the share of fossil fuels in the energy mix to 70% from around 96% by 2032.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC: Gurdeep Singh.
  • Headquarters of NTPC: New Delhi.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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