New Delhi: The country’s largest hydro-electric power producer, NHPC, is foraying into wind power generation by setting up a 100-MW power project in Madhya Pradesh.
“The company is setting up a 100-MW wind energy project at Kukroo in Madhya Pradesh,” NHPC CMD S K Garg told PTI.
It also plans to enter into solar as well as other non-conventional sources of energy generation.
“We have received approval from the Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Corporation (MPEDC). NHPC is entering into wind power generation through its subsidiary Narmada Hydro-electric Development Corporation (NHDC),” he said.
NHDC is a joint venture between NHPC and the Madhya Pradesh government, where NHPC holds 51 stake and the rest is held by the state government.
The Centre for Wind Power Technology (CWPT), under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), had invited proposals for establishing wind energy project in Madhya Pradesh.
On being asked about the investments in the area of wind energy generation, NHPC director (Finance) ABL Srivastava said, “This is (wind power project) in its initial stage therefore the investment has not been decided yet.”