Renewable energy (RE) is being perceived as an alternative source of energy for “Energy Security” and subsequently “Energy Independence” by 2020. Renewable energy technologies provide not only electricity but offer an environmentally clean and low noise source of power.
NTPC plans to broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy to ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks.
“To provide green power through locally available resources at affordable price, promoting clean energy”
Portfolio of Renewable Power
NTPC has also formulated its business plan of capacity addition of about 1,000 MW thru renewable resources by 2017. In this endeavour, NTPC has already commissioned 10 MW Solar PV Projects and another 100 MW Solar PV and 8 MW Small Hydro Projects are under implementation.
Renewable Energy Projects
Further, solar projects at various NTPC stations are being explored for feasibility.
Wind Energy :
Further, feasibility studies of two wind projects in Karnataka and Kerala is in progress.
Further, feasibility studies of 3 MW hydro energy based project at NTPC-Rihand in Uttar Pradesh is in progress.
India’s ambitious growth plans require inclusion of all sectors, especially the rural sector where two third of our population lives. Such economic development cannot be achieved without availability of energy and subsequently efficient energy management which is crucial for rural development. As per census 2001, about 44% of the rural households do not have access to electricity. Some of the villages are located in remote & inaccessible areas where it would be either impossible or extremely expensive to extend the power transmission network. Total 16 DG projects commissioned by NTPC so far with total capacity of 340 kW and 2233 households electrified.
IEEMA Power award-2009 in the category of “Excellence in Distributed Generation”.
NTPC Distributed Generation film “Energizing villages” has been awarded in category “development venture” by Public Society of India, Hyderabad.