- NTPC has officially inaugurated its 250 MW solar power project in Madhya Pradesh
- The project is located in Suwasra
- It was connected to the grid in June 2017, but its official inauguration has taken place now by the state’s Chief Minister
- This is the one of the biggest solar power plant developed in the country using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Madhya Pradesh’s State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan have officially inaugurated a 250 MW solar power plant in Mandsaur district
Originally commissioned in June 2017, the plant generates clean power for consumption within the state of Madhya Pradesh. TaiyangNews had earlier reported that NTPC had commissioned 117 MW in Mandsaur and was waiting for some technical issues to get sorted before complete commissioning could take place (see NTPC Commissions 117 MW PV).
NTPC built the project in Suwasra on non-agricultural land with an investment of about 15 billion INR ($218.6 million). According to the statement issued by NTPC and reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), this is the one of the biggest solar power plant developed in the country using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.
Information on NTPC’s website says with 11 solar power plants commissioned, it has now 870 MW of total installed PV capacity.
Another big PV plant that come online in Madhya Pradesh recently was the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (see 750 MW Rewa Project Energized In India).