Coal India to develop solar power plants of 600 MW capacity in four states

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Coal India Limited (CIL) is reportedly planning to set up 600 MW solar power plants in four states, including West Bengal and Maharashtra. This project comes under agreement CIL signed with SECI to set up a total 1,000 MW green energy plants in different part of the country reports PTI.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has already floated tenders for development of solar capacity in the second phase.

In the first phase, CIL is going to set up 2×100 MW solar power plants in the state of Madhya Pradesh. In the second phase CIL is going to develop a capacity of 600 MW in the solar parks of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Maharashtra for which NIT has already been floated by SECI,” the coal major said in its annual report.

CIL has already submitted Green Energy Commitment letter to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for developing 1000 MW solar power projects during 2014-19.

CIL’s initiatives has resulted in installation of 2.0 MW capacity, 0.19 MW capacity, and 0.14 MW solar PV power plants in MCL (Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd)–a CIL arm, Burla, CMPDIL, Ranchi and CIL HQ at Kolkata respectively, added CIL.

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