APGenco commissions 1 MW solar PV unit

APGenco has announced the commissioning of a 1.0 MW photovoltaic cell-based solar power plant at Priyadharsini Jurala Hydroelectric Project on Thursday.

The plant has been synchronised with grid at 8.10 a.m. today. Commercial operation of the plant will start from Saturday. This project was allocated to APGenco under the JNNSM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission) Phase – I programme by IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency), Government of India.

The project, executed with an outlay of Rs 12.8 crore, has been designed to provide annual energy output of 1.4 million units (mu). The power will be fed in to the 11kV system of Central Power Distribution Company Ltd (CPDCL) at Gadwal, Mahaboobnagar district.

As per the guidelines of JNNSM Phase-I Rs 17.91/ unit will be paid for the power generated from this plant (Rs 5.50 /Unit by CPDCL and Rs 12.41/unit by IREDA). This is APGenco’s maiden entry into solar power generation.

It has successfully completed the 1 MW PV plant, according to a statement from Mr. K. Vijayanand, Managing Director of APGenco.



Mechanical engineer with experience in Power Plant maintenance , operation and auditing for ISI marked products. MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. Working as Consultant for Bridge to India Pvt. Ltd. Expertise in: 1) Power sector regulations 2) Financial Modelling 3) Project Development solar PV plants 4) Strategic consulting 5) Report writing

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