New Delhi: NTPC Ltd. and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture company for renewable energy business, a statement released by Ministry of Power said here on Friday.
As per the MoU, NTPC and ONGC will explore the setting up of offshore wind and other renewable energy projects in India and overseas. They shall also explore opportunities in the fields of sustainability, storage, E-mobility and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compliant projects.
NTPC, country’s largest power producer, presently has 920 MW of installed renewable power projects in its portfolio and about 2300 MW of renewable energy projects under construction. ONGC has a renewable portfolio of 176 MW comprising of 153 MW wind power and 23 MW of solar.
With this tie-up, NTPC is expected to accelerate its renewable energy capacity addition program and also expand its footprint in offshore wind and overseas renewable energy projects. This will help India’s largest power generator achieve its ambitious target of 32 GW of renewable energy projects by 2032. Similarly, this development is expected to enhance the presence of ONGC in the renewable power business and enable its ambition to add 10 GW of renewable power to its portfolio by 2040.
With NTPC Group’s total installed 62110 MW capacity, NTPC has 70 Power stations comprising of 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel, 1 Hydro, 13 renewables along with 25 JV Power Stations.
“The MoU will enable both companies to accelerate their footprint in renewable energy,” the release stated.
The MoU was signed by A K Gupta, Director (Commercial) NTPC and Subhash Kumar, Director (Finance) and In-charge Business Development and Joint Venture, ONGC. The MoU signing activity was done on virtual conferencing mode in the presence of Gurdeep Singh, CMD NTPC and Shashi Shanker, CMD ONGC along with the other Directors and officials of both the companies.