Hindustan Power commissions 30 MW solar farm in the Mansa district of Punjab

Hindustan Power commissions 30 MW solar farm

The clean energy arm of Hindustan Power has commissioned a 30 MW solar farm in Mansa district of Punjab.

The company has invest Rs. 200 crore for the mid-sized, grid-connected solar farm to tap the solar energy potential of the stateestimated at 4-7 KWH/sq.mtr of solar insolation levels—and enable Punjab to achieve its renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

The project will feed 50 million units of clean energy annually to the 66 KV grid and will be enough to cater to the energy needs of 24,000 households per day said the company in a statement.

The solar farm located in the cotton farming region of Punjab, is part of the effort by the State Government to promote clean energy and turn farmers into green energy entrepreneurs.

The PPA for the project has been signed with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).

Speaking on the occasion, Ratul Puri, Chairman Hindustan Power said, “India has embarked on its target to achieve 175 GW by 2022 in the right earnest and commissioning of this 30 MW is another significant step in this direction. The 30 MW solar farm commissioned at an investment of INR 200 crores has the distinction of generating full load from the first day of its commissioning.”

The company with a current solar capacity of 500MW is on the path of achieving a total solar capacity of 2 GW in next couple of years. The clean energy arm of Hindustan Power is the largest solar farm developer in the country generating carbon savings of approx 720000 tonnes per year.

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