Foundation stone of NTPC REL’s Barethi Solar Power Project laid in Madhya Pradesh

Foundation stone of NTPC REL’s Barethi Solar Power Project laid in Madhya Pradesh

R.K. Singh and Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar today laid the foundation stone of 630 MW Barethi Solar Power Project of NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (REL) in Madhya Pradesh on March 10, 2024. He said that “Peak demand has also almost doubled. , but due to the increase in power capacity we are now able to meet this demand. “We have established transmission networks that can transfer power from one part of the country to another and we continue to increase this transmission capacity. Have been.

He said the government has connected every village with electricity and “electricity availability has reached more than 22 hours in rural areas and more than 23 hours in urban areas. We have made 24/7 electricity the right of the people. We have added about 3,000 substations and upgraded about 4,000 substations.

He said, “We have the fastest growing economy in the world and our demand for electricity is also increasing rapidly. To meet this increasing demand we need to add more power capacity. Barethi Solar Power Project is very important because it is of 630 MW and also it is clean energy. “NTPC is one of the largest power companies in the world and now, NTPC is also setting up renewable energy plants, which earlier it was setting up only thermal power plants.”

The commissioning of this project will not only supply green power to the grid but will also ensure affordable electricity to the people. Meanwhile, the construction of the project is also helping in generating direct and indirect employment opportunities in the area. As a step towards sustainable power generation, the project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.2 million tonnes per year, helping the country achieve its climate commitments and green energy targets.

NTPC Limited is India's largest integrated power utility with an installed capacity of over 75 GW contributing 25% of the total power demand in India. By 2032, NTPC wants to expand its non-fossil-based capacity to 45%-50% of the company's 130 GW portfolio, which will include 60 GW of renewable energy capacity. .


Pavita Jones