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Set up more solar plants in state with 3,200MW capacity: Minister to MSEDCL

NAGPUR: Continuing with his inexperienced energy pressure, energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has directed MSEDCL to arrange more solar vegetation with total capability of three,200MW.
The discom has already floated tenders for setting up solar vegetation having capability of two,650MW. In addition, it has signed energy purchase agreements (PPAs) for 1,000MW solar energy. Another 300MW to be produced thru allotted technology has been tied up.

The discom is these days purchasing about 1,000MW solar. Within a few years, MSEDCL’s solar purchase from personal events will achieve over 7,000MW. In addition, Mahagenco is selling solar energy to it.

In a meeting held in Mumbai, the minister asked leader engineers of all 16 zones to arrange small solar vegetation having total capability of 200MW. “These vegetation will have to come up on spare MSEDCL land. They will feed solar feeders below Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana in addition to cater to general shoppers,” mentioned Vishwas Pathak, director of MSEB Holding Company.

Pathak additional mentioned that simplest land having evacuation facility can be chosen. “We will supply land and infrastructure whilst the personal player will arrange the plant and sell energy to us,” he added.

The discom has floated a tender for purchasing 1,400MW below Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana. The personal player has to arrange small solar vegetation in 30 MSEDCL circles for supplying agricultural feeders. Tender has been floated for generating another 250MW with personal participation.

MSEDCL has floated an expression of pastime (EoI) for setting up a 1,000MW floating solar plant in Ujni dam of Solapur district. Twelve most sensible companies had participated within the pre-bid meeting.

In May 2018, the discom had signed PPAs for purchasing 1,000MW from personal gamers for roughly Rs2.70 consistent with unit. This was once the most affordable solar energy within the country at the moment.

MSEDCL has additionally floated a tender for solar-wind hybrid technology at five puts. The developer should quote the maximum capability it will probably generate.

Bawankule has made up our minds to offer solar energy to all agricultural feeders by way of 2025. In addition, he is installing solar agricultural pumps. He has additionally made up our minds to transform rural water works to solar.

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