NTPC installs AC Microgrid at NETRA in Greater Noida
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) on Thursday announced the installation of an AC Microgrid test bed of 110 KWp Solar PV with demand side management at the NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D arm of NTPC in Greater Noida.
Installed to cater three phase critical loads, the system architecture and centralized control has been designed in-house to monitor and control all generating sources, storage and loads.
It is designed to maximize the PV generation in case of grid interruptions. This type of Microgrid will be useful in places where grid is weak or absent.
Climate change, waste management, carbon capture and Utilization, new and renewable energy, efficiency improvement and cost reduction are core areas of research at NETRA. It is also providing scientific support to NTPC and other power utilities for improving availability, reliability and efficiency.
However, India’s largest power generating company NTPC has so far installed capacity of 51,527 MW with presence in Coal, Gas Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation, Coal Mining and EV Charging Business.