NTPC, ONGC sign MoU to form joint venture for renewable energy

New Delhi (NVI): Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and NTPC Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Joint Venture Company for Renewable Energy business, the Ministry of Power said today.

The MoU will enable both companies to accelerate their footprint in Renewable Energy, the ministry said in a statement.

“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,” read a statement by Power ministry.

At present, NTPC has 920 MW of installed renewable power projects in its portfolio and about 2300 MW of renewable energy projects under construction. With this tie-up, NTPC would accelerate its RE 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, the ministry said.

ONGC has a renewable portfolio of 176 MW comprising of 153 MW wind power and 23 MW of solar. This development will 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 ministry said.

The MoU was signed by AK Gupta, Director (Commercial) NTPC and Shri Subhash Kumar, Director (Finance) and In-charge Business Development and Joint Venture, ONGC.