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Kerala-NTPC MoU for increasing solar power generation

The Kerala State Electricity Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Thermal Power Corporation for increasing solar power generation in the state.

The MoU, signed yesterday, also includes an agreement to set up a 15 MW solar power unit at the NTPC complex in Kayamkulam, an official release said here.

Besides this, the possibility of setting up solar plants at reservoirs, open space and top of buildings also would be explored.

The power generated would be given to KSEB at a rate fixed by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The state is expected to make good strides in solar power generation with the MoU becoming operational, the release said.

NTPC Director (Commercial) A K Gupta and KSEB CMD N S Pillai signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state power minister M M Mani.

NTPC Chairman and MD Gurdeep Singh and state Chief Secretary Paul Antony were among those present.

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