NTPC Kawas is set to commission 1MW grid-connected floating solar project by April this year. It is the first power unit in the state to install grid-connected floating solar project.
Debashish Das, NTPC director, Kawas speaking to the reporters said “For the last six months the work on the grid-connected floating solar project at Kawas campus was going on and now it is close to completion. The project is all set to be commissioned in April 2019. This is first floating solar power project in Gujarat.” He added “In the coming days, additional 40MW solar power project and waste-to-energy project of 12MW will be commissioned at NTPC. This will add up the solar power generation capacity at NTPC.”
Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) have signed an MoU for setting up the waste-to-energy plant at NTPC for converting about 1,000 metric tonne of organic waste to energy. It is expected to be completed soon. Meanwhile, NTPC will be requiring about 1,000 MT of organic waste on daily basis for smooth operation of the plant. Das said, “SMC will have to segregate organic waste at source and then supply to the plant at NTPC.