NTPC Commissions First Part of the 20 MW Gandhar Solar Project

State-owned utility giant NTPC has commissioned the first 10 MW capacity of the Gandhar Solar Project in Gujarat. The total capacity of the plant is 20 MW.


“Consequent upon successful commissioning, the first part capacity of 10 MW out of 20 MW Gandhar Solar PV Project at Gandhar, Gujarat, is declared on Commercial Operation w.e.f. 00:00 Hrs. of 23.08.2022.” NTPC stated on Monday 22nd August 2022.


The Gandhar Solar project is being developed inside the existing NTPC Jhanor-Gandhar Gas-based power station. Moreover, the project uses domestic (Indian) PV Modules & Cells and is being installed through BHEL under EPC mode.


Annual Energy Yield
45.515 million unit

CO2 Saving Per Annum
39.2 metric tonnes

Rated System Power

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With this project, the standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC will become 55,099 MW and the group installed and commercial capacity becomes 69,464 MW.

Recently the energy conglomerate commissioned the third part of 21 MW capacity at Kawas Solar Project in the same state. Including the projects in Kawas and Gandhar, between 5th August and 22nd August, NTPC has successfully commissioned 4 solar projects. The other two projects are in Jaisalmer (48.8 MW) and Bikaner (250 MW) in Rajasthan.

In August, the company increased its total power generation capacity from 69,183 MW to 69,464 MW in a matter of 17 days. Moreover, by 2032, NTPC has a target to develop 130 GW capacity, out of which 60 GW would be from renewable energy sources.

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Resource: HT Mint

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