Pema Khandu Inaugurates Arunachal Pradesh’s Biggest Solar Plant

The plant was commissioned on April 1 at an estimated investment of Rs 8.50 crore and has a capacity of 1 MW power generation.

Arunachal Ppradesh Chief Minister Pema-Khandu

At Energy Awareness Park, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu along with Power Minister Tamiyo Taga inaugurated the state’s biggest solar power plant.

According to a statement issued by state government the plant was commissioned on April 1 at an estimated investment of Rs 8.50 crore and has a capacity of 1 MW.

Speaking on the occasion CM said “Our activities should not disturb the environment. A solar power plant is more environment-friendly in comparison to a gas-based project.”

Lauding the PM’s efforts he said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been initiating several measures to minimize the effect of global warming.

The state government has stepped up efforts to fulfill the rural electrification target, set by the Centre, by the end of this year under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), he said. “As of now, APEDA is ensuring ten per cent off-grid power connectivity in the villages of the state. The government is contemplating the idea to install solar plants in health centers and upcoming mini secretariats in the districts,” the chief minister explained.

Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency director Marki Loya said, “With the commissioning of the solar plant, import of energy from other states will reduce considerably. That, in turn, will cut down the energy bills of Arunachal Pradesh.”

“Depending on weather condition and solar radiation, power generation starts around 5.30 am and continues till 6 pm. The plant has generated more than 1 lakh units of electricity from the date of its commissioning,” he added.

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