KSEB, NTPC Ink Pact for Increasing Solar Power Generation

The agreement signed also includes a deal to set up a 15 MW solar power unit at the NTPC complex in Kayamkulam.

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The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for increasing solar power generation in the state of Kerala.

According to an official release, the agreement signed also includes a deal to set up a 15 MW solar power unit at the NTPC complex in Kayamkulam.

Besides this, the possibility of setting up of solar power plants at reservoirs, open space and top of buildings also would be explored.

The power generated would be given to KSEB at a rate fixed by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC).

The state is expected to make good strides in solar power generation with the MoU becoming operational, the release said.

Meanwhile, NTPC Director (Commercial) A K Gupta and KSEB CMD N S Pillai signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state power minister M M Mani.

NTPC Chairman and MD Gurdeep Singh and state Chief Secretary Paul Antony were among those present.

Source: PTI

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