Gujarat’s first floating solar plant to be commissioned in April 2019

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NEW DELHI: National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.’s (NTPC) Kawas power plant which is likely to be commissioned in April 2019, has become first power unit in the state to install 1MW grid-connected floating solar project.

Debashish Das, NTPC director, Kawas, said, “The work on grid-connected floating solar project on Kawas campus is nearing completion. The project is ready to be commissioned in April 2019. This is Gujarat’s first floating solar power project.”

Das further said that in near future, additional solar power project of capacity 40MW and waste-to-energy project of 12MW are likely to be commissioned at NTPC. This will increase the solar power generation capacity at NTPC. He said that the NTPC and Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) have signed an MoU for setting up the waste-to-energy plant at NTPC for converting about 1,000 metric ton (MT) of organic waste to energy. The work with regard to waste to energy plant is going on and it is likely to be completed soon. Meanwhile, NTPC will be requiring about 1,000 MT of organic waste on daily basis for smooth operation of the plant. “SMC will have to segregate organic waste at source and then supply to the plant at NTPC,” Das added.

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