Foundation Stone Laid for Barethi Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh

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R K Singh, the Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, along with Virendra Kumar, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, ceremonially laid the foundation stone for the Barethi Solar Power Project of NTPC REL in Madhya Pradesh.

Situated within the Barethi RE Park in the Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, the ambitious 630-MW solar project represents a substantial investment of Rs 3,200 crore. Once operational, it is projected to illuminate over 300,000 households, significantly contributing to the state’s power needs. Notably, the project is being developed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Renewable Energy Park (RE Park) initiative, specifically falling under UMREPP Mode-8.

One of the most compelling aspects of the Barethi Solar Power Project is its potential environmental impact. By slashing approximately 1.2 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the project aligns closely with India’s climate commitments and endeavors to fulfill its green energy targets.

NTPC, being India’s largest integrated power utility with an installed capacity exceeding 75 GW, plays a pivotal role in meeting the nation’s electricity demands, contributing to a quarter of the total supply.

Looking ahead, NTPC has plans to significantly increase its non-fossil fuel-based capacity, aiming for 45-50 percent of its portfolio by 2032. This expansion strategy includes ramping up renewable energy capacity to 60 GW, out of a total portfolio target of 130 GW.

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