NTPC to conduct feasibility study for floating solar plant in Tripura

NTPC Limited announced a feasibility assessment for a 130 MW floating solar power facility in Tripura’s Gomati district. The plant  to be assessed is based in the state’s Dumbur Lake. According to the notification, the state government of Tripura has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) to construct floating solar and ground-mounted based renewable energy projects in Tripura.

Recently, in April 2023, NTPC Limited and Chempolis India, a Fortum group associate company and a Finnish bio-refining technology provider signed a  MoU to explore the feasibility of setting up a bamboo-based bio-refinery in Bongaigaon,Assam. Chempolis will work with NTPC to conduct the feasibility study for the project which shall utilise bamboo for the production of 2G ethanol,bio-coal for thermal power plant and other value-added products.

Also, in January 2023, NTPC REL signed a MoU with the Government of Tripura for development of floating and ground-mounted based renewable energy projects in Tripura. This MoU seeks to help the Government of Tripura in meeting its clean energy commitments and obligations.