Power Minister Inaugurates Solar Energy System at NTPC

NTPC is adopting new technologies for promoting green energy said Shri Sushil kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power, while inaugurating the Solar Thermal Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning System (HVAC) at the NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA ), the research wing of NTPC today.

He called for use of latest technology for efficiency improvement and appreciated NTPC’s efforts towards conservation and protection of the environment. Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD , NTPC , Shri Ashok Lavasa , Addl. Secretary Power and senior officials of Ministry of Power and NTPC were present on the occasion.

In his address , Shri Ashok Lavasa, Addl. Secy, Ministry of Power said that successful companies not only excelin their core area but also in the areas of R&D and human capital and hewas glad to note that NTPC is following the same model.

Shri Arup Roy Choudhury , CMD, NTPC , reiterated NTPC ‘s commitment to adopting super critical technology in all its upcoming plants for both efficiency and environmental sustainability so as to keep with the global standards.

The Solar Thermal HVAC system is low carbon, green house gas free AC solution. It has an efficiency of 80%, consumes less auxiliary power and occupies less area compared to the conventional AC system.

For NETRA, improving the availability, reliability and performance of the existing power stations and new power plants is not only a priority but a challenge also. Development of New & Renewable Energy sources is another key area of research and technology development at NETRA. With depleting fossil fuels the alternate sources of energy are expected to play a dominant role. NETRA provides high-end Scientific Services to NTPC Stations and other Utilities to improve their availability, reliability and performance by solving their generic & specific problems.

NTPC is India’s largest power utility, playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development. The present installed capacity of NTPC is 39174 MW comprising of 16 coal based stations, 7 combines cycle gas/ liquid fuel based stations and 7 JV stations ( 6 coal based and 1 gas based). NTPC plans to become a 1,28,000 MW company by 2032.