NTPC Renewable Energy signs Power Purchase Agreements for 325 MW solar projects

State-run power giant NTPC  said its arm NTPC Renewable Energy has inked power purchase agreement and other project agreements with Indian Railways, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar. “NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated energy company has signed a PPA (power purchase agreement) and other project agreements […]

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Indian Oil to set up 10,000 Electric Vehicle charging stations in next three years

Close on the heels of PM Narendra Modi’s declarations at the COP26 summit, India’s largest automobile fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation announced its plans to set up 10,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in three years. Setting up of EV charging stations and production of green hydrogen will both be part of the company’s net carbon […]

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Indian Oil to set up hydrogen projects for state transport undertakings

In tandem with India’s hydrogen roadmap, public sector major Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is in talks with state transport utilities of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to set up hydrogen manufacturing units and refuelling stations. The company has also set a target of converting at least 10 per cent of its hydrogen consumption at refineries to green hydrogen soon. The UP unit […]

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NTPC along with four others win IREDA’s 5 GW CPSU Solar Auction

State run NTPC is the largest winner of 1.9 gigawatts (GW) in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (IREDA) auction for 5 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-III) under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme-II tender. The other winners include SJVN, NHPC, NLC India, and IRCON International. The tender which was initially floated […]

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Northern Coalfields Ltd ties up with NTPC to install solar power project in Madhya Pradesh

State-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) announced that its subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has tied up with power major NTPC to install a 50 megawatt (MW) solar power project in Madhya Pradesh. This will be the first ground-mounted solar project for NCL for which the project consultant NTPC has invited bids with a pre-bid date […]

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BHEL commissions India’s largest floating solar plant in Andhra Pradesh for NTPC

State owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully commissioned India’s largest, 25 megawatt (MW) floating solar plant, at NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. “BHEL has successfully commissioned India’s largest Floating Solar PV plant. Notably, with its unique state-of-the-art design, the project is an engineering marvel,” said the company statement. BHEL said its scope of work […]

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Only an astounding fall in solar equipment cots could make solar bids viable: Bridge to India

Even as bidding for renewable energy projects and the trend of low tariffs continue, only a miraculous fall in costs of solar panels would make these bids viable, noted Bridge to India, a leading consultancy in the Indian renewable energy market. It has been raining auctions again. Seven auctions totalling 3,950 megawatt (MW) capacity have […]

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Ayana Power, Azure Power and NTPC emerge as lowest bidders for SECI’s hybrid project

Ayana Power, Azure Power, and state-owned NTPC Limited have emerged as the lowest bidders in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 1,200 megawatts (MW) auction for a solar-wind hybrid project. The discovered tariff of Rs 2.34 a unit from these companies are lower than what the renewable energy industry was initially anticipating. Most of the bids by […]

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