Hitachi Energy Wins NTPC REL Contract for Supplying Transformers

Hitachi Energy Wins NTPC REL Contract for Supplying Transformers

Hitachi Energy India has revealed that it has bagged a contract by NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC. Under the contract, Hitachi will supply power transformers to NTPC for its 4.75 GW renewable energy park in the offing in Gujarat. This will be part of India’s largest solar park.

Specifications of Project

As per the contract between Hitachi and NTPC REL, the former will be responsible for supplying 10 315 MVA 400/33/33 kV transformers that are manufactured at its Vadodara factory. Hitachi added that this will be the largest rating of transformer, used by solar power evacuation thus far.

The Solar Park

The said solar park sprawls to an area of over 72,600 hectares in Kutch and is an effort to accelerate India’s efforts towards carbon-neutral future.

“The transition from fossil fuels to renewables has only just begun and we are proud to be part of this ambitious project by NTPC Renewable Energy Limited,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy. “Hitachi Energy is championing the urgency of the energy transition by pioneering technologies to help accelerate a carbon-neutral future.”

About Hitach Energy & Its Projects

The transformers that Hitachi Energy will supply to NTPC REL are manufactured with fossil-free electricity in the firm;s factory in Maneja. Previously, the leading energy firm had revealed that it had set targets in its sustainability 2030 vision in order to become 100 percent fossil-free electricity in its own operations achieving the target in December last year.

Currently, close to one third of green power in India comes through Hitachi Energy technologies, transformers being one of those sources.  Hitachi Energy is also a leading provider of grid connections and power quality solutions worldwide. The company boasts of an installed base of over 10,000 projects over the world, more than 800 of which help establish a connection between sources of renewable energy to the grid.

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