India: Energy Market India Plans Merging of Thermal Power Plants With Solar Energy Projects

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The Ministry of Power has issued a direction that power from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) coal based power stations that complete 25 years shall be used for bundling with solar capacity being established by NTPC as part of the Government of India’s plans for enhancing renewable energy generation in the country.

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New Delhi/India – This was stated by Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in the Rajya Sabha. The Minister further stated that the Ministry of Power has issued an allocation of 2,000 MW of power from the Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station (SSTPS) in Uttar Pradesh for bundling with the solar capacity of NTPC.

Among the beneficiaries of SSTPS, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Rajasthan have assented to the decision. Jammu and Kashmir, which is not an original beneficiary of SSTPS, has consented for availing bundled power. Discoms of Delhi and Punjab have not agreed, the Minister added.