NTPC, Rajasthan state collaborate for 25GW Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen

The MoU between NTPC’s renewable energy arm NGEL and RVUNL is for development of Renewable Energy Projects up to 25 GW capacity and Green Hydrogen Derivatives up to 1 million Ton capacity, both in the state of Rajasthan.

NTPC and its renewable energy arm NGEL have each signed agreements with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RVUNL) in Jaipur for renewable energy and green hydrogen development.

MoU between NGEL and RVUNL

The MoU between NTPC’s renewable energy arm NGEL and RVUNL is for development of Renewable Energy Projects up to 25 GW capacity and Green Hydrogen Derivatives up to 1 million Ton capacity, both in the state of Rajasthan.

The MoU was signed by Chief Executive Officer, NGEL, Rajiv Gupta and Chairman and Managing Director, RVUNL, Devender Shringi.

MoU between NTPC and RVUNL

The MoU signed between NTPC and RVUNL is to explore opportunities for adding supercritical units to the existing Chhabra Thermal Power Plant. The agreement also includes the undertaking of 15-year to 20-year annuity-based Renovation and Modernization (R&M) of old thermal units of RVUNL, by NTPC or its affiliates.

The MoUs were signed at a signing ceremony which took place in the presence of Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Bhajan Lal Sharma; with the Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh and the Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi attending the event virtually through video-conference.

On behalf of NTPC Ltd., Chairman and Managing Director, Shri Gurdeep Singh; Director (HR), Shri D.K Patel; and Independent Director Shri Vivek Gupta and other senior officials were present on the occasion.

NTPC Limited is India’s largest integrated power utility with more than 75 GW installed capacity, contributing 25% of India’s total electricity demand. By the year 2032, NTPC is looking to expand its non-fossil-based capacity to 45%-50% of the company’s total portfolio of 130 GW, with 60 GW of renewable energy capacity.

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