State-run NTPC today said power generation has started from its 200 mw NP Kunta ultra mega solar power project at Anantapuram in Andra Pradesh.
"Consequent upon testing and commissioning, 200 mw capacity (4X50 MW) of NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Power Project Stage-I at Anantapuram is declared on commercial operation w.E.F. 00:00 Hrs of May 9, 2016," NTPC said in a BSE filing.
State-run power producer NTPC added 2,255 MW capacity last fiscal.
In the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17), NTPC added 9,639 MW, making it the company's highest capacity addition in a Plan period.
In the last Plan period, it added 9,610 MW capacity. The company has set a target of adding 11,900 MW capacity during the current Plan period ending in 2016-17.
NTPC aims to build generation capacity of 128 GW by 2032 with a lot more emphasis on renewable energy.