India’s largest power generation company – government-owned NTPC – is on track to complete one of the largest solar power parks in the country.
NTPC Limited is working on 1 GW solar power park at Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The company has already allocated and commissioned 250 MW at the solar power park and expected to commission the balance 750 MW by March 2018.
The 250 MW capacity is already operational and was commissioned earlier this year by Tata Power Solar (100 MW), Lanco Solar, BHEL and Sterling and Wilson (50 MW each).
The Anantapuram ultra mega solar power project is planned to have a total capacity of 1.5 GW spread across two sites within the Anantapurum district. The second phase of the solar park will have 750 MW capacity. Both the phases will be located at district Kunta. The balance 500 MW capacity shall come up at Galiveedu.
Apart from this solar power park, NTPC is working on several other similar projects in states across India, including Karnataka and Telangana where solar power parks of up to 5 GW capacity are under construction.