NTPC to Supply Renewable Power to Army’s Western command for next 27 years

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India’s largest power company NTPC has signed a long term agreement with the Army’s Western Command to supply 25 MW/year of solar power from the national solar grid of the country for the next 27 years.


  • This is the first agreement by the Indian Armed Forces for sourcing power from renewable energy sources,” said NTPC in a Twitter post.
  • The Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) was signed at Western command headquarters, Chandimandir, Haryana on 8 September 2022.
  • According to a statement issued by the Western Command, the new move will decarbonize upto 38 percent of the energy portfolio of Western Command, apart from accruing a substantial savings to the exchequer.
  • The solar energy will be sourced from Sholapur in Maharashtra.

NTPC Renewable energy capacity :

  • Presently, NTPC has 2.3 GW of commissioned renewable capacity.
  • The NTPC Group plans to achieve 60 Giga Watt of renewable energy by 2032. 
  • NTPC recently commissioned India’s largest floating solar plant at Ramagundam, Telangana. It is a 100 MW plant.  


Command structure of the Indian Army :

  • The Headquarter of the Indian Army is at New Delhi with the President being the Commander in Chief of the Army.
  • Headquarters of the Indian Army: New Delhi 
  • Chief of Army Staff: General Manoj Pande 
  • The Indian Army has 6 operational commands and one Training command. Each command is headed by a General Officer Commanding in Chief with the rank of Lieutenant General.



Western Command 

Chandimandir (Haryana)

Eastern Command 

Kolkata (West Bengal)

Southern Command 


Northern Command 

Udhampur(Jammu )

Central Command 

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

South -Western Command 

Jaipur (Rajasthan )

Army Training Command 

Shimla(Himachal Pradesh)

Army Day is observed on 15 January every year.

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