50 MW Solar Project at Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NTPC, Andaman & Nicobar Administration & Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). NTPC will set up solar power projects of 50 MW capacity with battery energy storage system at different locations in Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The power generated from these solar plants shall contribute towards increased renewable energy deployment and greening of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The company has drafted its business plan of capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. In this endeavour, the company has already commissioned 310 MW Solar PV Projects. 50 MW Solar PV at Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh, 260 MW Solar PV at Bhadla in Rajasthan, and 250 MW Solar PV at Mandsar in Madhya Pradesh, and 8 MW Small Hydro Projects are under implementation.