Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lay Foundation Stone of Green Energy Projects of NTPC Worth Over Rs 5,200 Cr


On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate and lay the cornerstone for several National Thermal Electricity Corporation Limited green energy projects worth over Rs 5,200 crore. He will also unveil a new distribution sector programme for the power industry and the national solar rooftop portal. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, he will take part in the grand finale of “Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya — Power @2047” via video conference at 12:30 PM.

As part of the current “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” “Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya — Power @2047” is taking place from July 25 to July 30. It was planned all around the nation and serves as a showcase for the eight-year restructuring of the electricity sector. The prime minister will introduce the updated distribution sector strategy during the event. According to the release, he will also dedicate and lay the cornerstone for many NTPC green energy projects. Additionally, Modi will unveil the national rooftop solar portal.

According to the statement, the government has undertaken several ground-breaking measures in the electricity industry under the leadership of the prime minister. The industry has changed as a result of these changes, which emphasized providing everyone with access to inexpensive power. 

According to the report, the government’s dedication to ensuring last mile outreach was demonstrated by the electrification of nearly 18,000 formerly unconnected communities. The Ministry of Power’s flagship project to improve the operational effectiveness and financial viability of DISCOMs and power departments will be officially unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a historic move, according to a statement.

The programme, which would cost more than Rs 3 lakh crore over five years from FY 2021–22 to FY 2025–26, intends to give financial support to DISCOMs for the modernization and upgrading of distribution infrastructure with an emphasis on enhancing the dependability and quality of supply to end users. By increasing the operational effectiveness and financial viability of all state-sector DISCOMs and power departments, it also aims to reduce the AT and C (Aggregate Technical and Commercial) losses to pan-India levels of 12–15% and ACS-ARR (Average Cost of Supply-Average Revenue Realized) gap to zero by 2024–2025. Modi will also dedicate and lay the cornerstone for other NTPC green energy projects totalling more than Rs 5,200 crore during the event.

Both the 92 MW Kayamkulam Floating Solar Project in Kerala and the 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar Project in Telangana will be formally opened by him. According to the announcement, he will officially break ground on the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan, the Green Hydrogen Mobility Project in Leh, and the Kawas Green Hydrogen Blending with Natural Gas Project in Gujarat. With 4.5 lakh solar PV modules “Made in India,” the Ramagundam project is the largest floating solar PV installation in India. The Kayamkulam project, which consists of 3 lakh solar PV panels made in India and floating on water, is the second-largest floating solar PV plant.

The biggest domestic content requirement-based solar project in India, with 1000 MWp at a single location, is the 735 MW Solar PV Project at Nokh in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It uses high-wattage bifacial PV Modules with a tracker system. According to the statement, the green hydrogen transportation project in Leh, Ladakh, is a pilot project to operate five fuel cell buses in and around Leh. The introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles for general usage in India will begin with this pilot project.

The first green hydrogen blending project in India, according to the statement, would assist cut down on the use of natural gas. It will take place in the NTPC Kawas Township. In addition, Modi will introduce a national solar rooftop portal that will make it possible to track the installation of rooftop solar plants online, from the time applications are submitted to the time that subsidies are released into the bank accounts of residential consumers following installation and inspection of the plant. The statement also stated that it aspires to empower individuals by increasing their understanding of and engagement in different power-related projects, plans, and programmes of the government.