Web Exclusive | July 2013
Rs 400 cr solar power plant to come up in UP
A joint venture company of the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is to develop a 100 mw solar project in the state at an expected cost of Rs 400 crore. For the purpose, both the agencies will sign an MoU. The proposed solar plant will come up in Kalpi of Jalaun district.
The UPNEDA will avail 267.47 ha of non-agricultural land for this purpose and the power plant will be installed by NHPC. The project is expected to be operational within 14-15 months, after signing of the MoU. The project will be developed in phases. In Phase-I, 111.32 ha of land will be utilised to establish a 50 MW capacity power project.
Uttar Pradesh is endowed with vast potential of solar power and the government is keen to tap this resource to improve the availability of power in the state by promoting the establishment of solar energy based power projects, both grid connected and off-grid type.