Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Print

Renewable Energy

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 110 MW Solar PV Projects and 8 MW Small Hydro Projects is under implementation.

Renewable Energy Projects

Solar Energy:

  • Projects Commissioned (110 MW)

Sr. No.ProjectState/UT Capacity (MW)
1. Dadri Solar PV Uttar Pradesh 5
2. Portblair Solar PV Andaman & Nicobar Island 5
3. Ramagundam Solar PV (Phase -I) Telangana 10
4. Talcher Kaniha Solar PV Odisha 10
5. Faridabad Solar PV Haryana 5
6. Unchahar Solar PV Uttar Pradesh 10
7. Rajgarh Solar PV Madhya Pradesh 50
8. Singrauli Solar PV Uttar Pradesh 15
Total 110

Wind Energy :

  • Projects under Tendering (80 MW)

    • 40 MW Wind energy projects in Karnataka.

    • 40 MW Wind energy projects in Maharashtra.

Further, one wind project at site allocated by Govt. of Karnataka is planned.

Hydro Energy:

  • Projects under Execution (8 MW)

    • 8 MW hydro energy based project at NTPC-Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh.


Geothermal Energy:

  • Tattapani Geothermal Project in Chhattisgarh: MoU Signed with Govt. of Chhattisgarh.

    Feasibility studies in association with GSI are in progress.

Distributed Generation

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.