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Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister to lay the foundation stone of NTPC REL's Barethi Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh

Barethi Solar Power Project to come up at investment of Rs. 3,200 crores, providing electricity to more than 3 lakh households upon completion

Posted On: 09 MAR 2024 5:46PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R K Singh and Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar will lay the foundation stone of Barethi Solar Power Project of NTPC REL in Madhya Pradesh on 10th March, 2024.

Located at Barethi Renewable Energy Park in Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, the 630 MW solar project entails an investment of Rs. 3,200 crores and would be sufficient to light more than 3 lakh households upon completion. It is being developed under Mode-8 of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks scheme.

Commissioning of this project will not only supply green power to the grid, but will also ensure affordable power to the people. Meanwhile, the construction of the project is helping in creation of direct and indirect employment opportunities in the region.

A step towards sustainable power generation, the project will reduce 12 lakh tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, thereby helping the nation achieve its climate commitments and green energy targets.

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


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