Kandla Port to Get 200 MW Solar Power and Wind Energy Plants

solar power and wind energy project at Kandla

The 200 MW solar power and wind energy project will be constructed on 1.5 lakh acres of land at Kandla port.

The Ministry of Shipping is exploring the possibility of setting up 200 MW solar and wind energy projects on 1.5 lakh acres of land at Kandla Port in Gujarat, Union Minister for Shipping and Transport Nitin Gadkari said.

The land is low-cost and economically viable for investment in solar and wind energy projects from which the energy can then be wheeled through the national grid.

“The cost of solar energy per unit has dropped to Rs 2.63 per unit and capital cost has also come down, which will help all ports cumulatively save Rs 600-700 crore annually,” Gadkari said.

He was addressing a conclave on ‘Green Ports and Oil Spill Management – 2017’ in Mumbai organized by Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE) along with the Ministry of Shipping, Sagarmala, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).

PTI

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