Assam Cabinet Approves 620 MW of Green Power Projects

Highlights :

  • The green power projects will be developed through a joint venture between Assam Power Generation Corporation (APGCL) and Oil India Limited (OIL).
  • The Assam Cabinet also cleared the setting up of a 70 MW Solar Power Plant at Khudigaon Part-II that comes in Dhubri district.

In a bid to give a major push to the renewable energy sector in the state, the Assam Cabinet has given green signal to the implementation of green power projects.

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In a fresh move, the Assam cabinet approved green energy projects having cumulative capacity 620 MW to be developed in Assam.

The decision was taken, among many, during a weekly meeting at Janata Bhawan in Assam capital Dispur. Most of the projects approved for green energy pertain to solar power. The other decisions are related to air connectivity, land acquisition compensation, colleges’ recruitment and so on.

The green power projects will be developed through a joint venture between Assam Power Generation Corporation (APGCL) and Oil India Limited (OIL). Assam Chief Minister held, “Around 125 small producer organisations and 1,250 farmers and their families will also be benefitted from the agrovoltaic projects.”

As per the cabinet decision, seven solar power projects will be developed in seven districts of Assam: 70-MW Sonbeel Floating Solar Power Project, 40-MW Golaghat Floating Solar Power Project, 100-MW Tezpur Agrivoltaic Project, 100-MW Batadrava Agrivoltaic Project, 50 MW Lower Kopili Agrivoltaic Project, 200-MW Margherita Solar Power Project and 60-MW Chandrapur PSP with Solar Power Project.

These upcoming seven projects in Assam will be funded in debt-ratio of 80:20 and the Assam State Government will have no liability. They are expected to step-up the economic growth in the region.

The Assam Cabinet also cleared the setting up of a 70 MW solar power plant at Khudigaon Part-II that comes in Dhubri district. The green energy from this solar project will be sold to APDCL.

The Khudigaon Part-II solar power plant will be constructed through Build-Own-Operate (BOO) model by Solar Power Generator.

Recently, SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL) had signed an MoU to develop 1000 MW of floating solar power projects in Assam. In June last year, the Assam Government also approved an investment worth Rs 5,000 crore for commissioning and generation of 1,000 MW of solar power in collaboration with Navratna PSU company Neyveli Lignite Corporation.

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