AN ULTRA MEGA SOLAR PROJECT TO COME UP NEARBY SAMBAR LAKE IN RAJASTHAN

AN ULTRA MEGA SOLAR PROJECT TO COME UP NEARBY SAMBAR LAKE IN RAJASTHAN

New Delhi, January 29: An Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (UMSPP) with a cumulative capacity of 4,000 MW will be set up in Rajasthan in the Sambhar Salts Limited (SSL) area close to Sambhar Lake, about 75 kms. from Jaipur. Significantly, with the commissionong of this plant and commercial utilisation of the harvested energy therein, this would become the largest single location solar electricity generation project in the world.

A Joint Venture Company (JVC) will develop the Solar Power Project on the surplus land available with SSL in Sambhar, Rajasthan with equity participation from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (26%), Solar Energy Corporation of India (23%), Hindustan Salts Limited (16%), POWERGRID (16%), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (16%) and Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (3%). The project set up on land provided by SSL will have equipment supplied by BHEL, power evacuation by POWERGRID, sale of electricity by SECI, O&M by REIL and project management by SJVNL. The plant shall be set up in two phases over a period of 7 years with Phase I comprising 1,000 MW and the balance 3,000 MW in subsequent phases.The JVC shall be incorporated as a public limited company under the Companies Act, the JVC, under DHI and will have at its registered office in Delhi/NCR.
To this effect, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the six companies in the presence of Sh. Praful Patel, Hon’ble Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy and other dignitaries. B. Prasada Rao, CMD, BHEL; Rajendra Nimde, MD, SECI; R.K. Tandon, CMD, SSL; R.N. Nayak, CMD, Powergrid; R.P. Singh, CMD, SJVN and A.K. Jain, CMD, REIL, signed the MoU. Directors on the board of BHEL as well as officials of the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, BHEL, SECI, SSL, Powergrid, SJVN and REIL, were also present on the occasion

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