NTPC Awarded 500 MW Solar Park Consultancy Contract By Republic of Mali

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  • Earlier the Republic of Togo engaged NTPC for similar PMC support for development of 285 MW Solar Park in Togo
  • NTPC plans to anchor 10,000 MW of solar parks in ISA member countries in next two years

Republic of Mali has awarded Project Management Consultancy contract to NTPC, a central PSU under Ministry of Power, for development of 500 MW Solar Park. In an event held on 24 June, 2020, chaired by R. K. Singh, the Minister of State for Power, NRE, Skill Development and President of International Solar Alliance (ISA), and H.E. Sekou Kasse, the Ambassador of Mali, handed over the project management consultancy award letter to Gurdeep Singh, CMD NTPC, for development of 500 MW solar park in the Republic of Mali.

Earlier the Republic of Togo engaged NTPC for similar PMC support for development of 285 MW Solar Park in Togo. NTPC plans to anchor 10,000 MW of solar parks in ISA member countries in next two years.

ISA is an international, inter-Governmental organization, based in India, created with the vision and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announced jointly with President of France during COP21 held in Paris in 2015. ISA’s vision is for a large-scale solar revolution, hinges on creating a facilitative international ecosystem that enables access to science and economic resources, reduces the cost of technology and capital, facilitates price reduction, and enables development of storage technology and innovation.

ISA endorsed NTPC as a project management consultant

NTPC, a Government of India enterprise and a leading global power company with 62,110 MW installed capacity has vast experience in setting up of Solar Projects and handling various solar programs like the National Solar Mission in India. In 2019, ISA endorsed NTPC as a Project Management Consultant through a competitive process for the member countries to avail the services of NTPC.

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Solar parks are being showcased as a best practice from India which had started solar parks as a novel concept and has commissioned a number of projects, thus bringing down cost of solar energy substantially, bringing in investment, creating employment and benefitting the environment in the process.

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