Vikram Solar commissions 130 MW solar project for NTPC in Rajasthan
Vikram Solar on Monday announced the commissioning of a 130 MW (2×65 MW) Solar PV Power Plant for NTPC in Bhadla, Rajasthan, which has been developed under the State Specific Bundling Scheme (for bundling with thermal power from NTPC Singrauli Thermal power station) with grid at Bhadla Solar Park Phase-II.
The company will further provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service to the plant for a period of five years since the date of commissioning.
With the commissioning, Vikram Solar’s commissioned projects portfolio has risen to more than 275 MW.
“We are happy to commission yet another prestigious renewable power project for our country. The successful commissioning of this project reaffirms our expertise and superior quality standards in the execution of utility scale power projects. We remain committed to our vision of facilitating environment friendly clean energy to safeguard the future of our succeeding generations and that of our planet,” said MD and CEO Vikram Solar, Gyanesh Chaudhary.
Each 65 MW plant, will have a power generation capacity of 106.22 million units, and is spread across an area of 321 acres of land each. The power plants are connected to Bhadla 220KV Pooling Station I through 1.5 km of 132 kV double circuit transmission line.
Vikram Solar has used Poly-crystalline modules of size 295Wp to 320Wp for the plants. Each plant is also expected to reduce CO2 emissions to the tune of 99.73 metric tonnes annually.
Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC had shared with the media earlier that NTPC is fully committed to sustainable power generation. The commissioning of the 130 MW capacity by Vikram Solar at Bhadla would add to NTPC’s aim to set up 1000 MW of capacity from renewable sources by 2017.
“Apart from the aspect of generating clean and environment friendly power, the fact that such large scale projects enable us to provide considerable employment opportunities to the local resources, gives us double the sense of accomplishment in the commissioning of the same,” said Executive Director EPC Solar Vikram Solar, Anupam Dhiman.
During the execution of this 2X65MW Solar PV Power Plant, resources and work force from local villages (Bhadla, Noore ki Bhurj, Nachna, etc.) were engaged in the construction phase for Civil, Structure and Electrical erection work. The plant has also generated employment opportunity for local workers for 25 years for its maintenance and other miscellaneous works.