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|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India- Business Wire India|
Plans are afoot to set up the country's largest ultra mega solar power plant (UMSPP) in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, a senior official said today.
The plant, to produce 700 MW of electricity, would require an investment of Rs 4,000 crore, State's Additional Chief Secretary for New and Renewable Energy SR Mohanty told PTI.
The electricity from the plant would be available at Rs 5.40 paise per unit, which would be the lowest in the country, Mohanty said.
The state government would set up the plant as a joint venture with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Power Grip Corporation and the Solar Energy Corporation of India, he said.
Thirteen hectares of land spread over four villages of Barseta, Ramnagar, Latar and Badwaar has been chosen for locating the plant in Gurh tehsil of Rewa, which is the home district of state Energy
India’s Uttar Pradesh state has invited companies to bid for contracts to build 300 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity.
Companies must submit their bids by Sept. 8, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency said in a notice on its website. Separately, the agency is planning another auction of 20 megawatts aimed at developers seeking smaller projects of less than 5 megawatts, Namrata Kalra, a project officer at the agency, said by phone today.
The northern state targets building 500 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity by 2017 under astate solar policy released last year. It has signed power purchase agreements with six developers, including Moser Baer India Ltd. (MBI) and Azure Power India Pvt., for 130 megawatts of capacity, agreeing to buy photovoltaic power at
Top officials catch engineers of Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam blatantly trying to favour certain firms The process to award a solar pumpset supply contract worth Rs 100 crore by some engineers of the irrigation department has come under the scanner with top officials realising that it is a blatant attempt to favour particular companies. Officials have now issued a corrigendum and have changed the schedule pertaining to the tender. The tender, published on July 19 (Saturday), called for bids from contractors to install 1,000 solar system and drip irrigation systems in seven districts in North Karnataka — Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Bijapur and Bagalkot — all of which draw water from the Almatti. The tender was floated by Thirumurthy Raju, executive engineer, Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited (KBJNL) ARBC Division, Almatti. Usually in a tender process, contractors are given a minimum 45 days to post queries and submit bids. But in