NTPC to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to 56 per cent by 2032
State-run power producer NTPCBSE -0.04 % is planning to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to 56 per cent by 2032 from 85 per cent at present.
“The company is planing to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce dependence on existing fuel sources. The dependence on fossil fuel to reduce from 85 per cent to 56 per cent by FY 2032,” the firm has said in a presentation made at its investors meet.
At present the company has 38,154 MW coal-based thermal power generation capacity which is about 85 per cent of its total capacity of 45,048 MW.
Meanwhile, the coal-based thermal power generation capacity of the firm will increase to 68,829 MW by 2022, which would constitute 79 per cent of its total installed electricity generation capacity.
In 2022, NTPC’s hydro and solar power generation capacity would be 11,729, which will be 14 per cent of the total generation capacity, mu ..