Nagaland Will Develop its First Solar Power Project in Dimapur

Highlights :

  • Halo Energie Pvt Ltd will develop the solar project over 120 acres of land allocated in Dimapur for which the Department of Power has already accorded clearance.
  • This will help Nagaland to fulfil its solar RPO target of 8.75%.
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The state government of Nagaland has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hyderabad based Halo Energie Pvt Ltd to develop Nagaland’s first greenfield solar power project in Dimapur. Halo Energie is an independent power producing company.

As per the details, the solar power project will be of 20MW and constructed over more than 120 acres in the Ganeshnagar Industrial Area, Dimapur. The project will generate about 28 million units annually.

The PPA was signed by KD Vizo, Principal Secretary, Power, and Chamundeswari Nallavadla, director of Halo Energie.

Halo Energie has already initiated the land surveys and design processes. The project construction will commence in mid-2022 and the company expects to complete and commission the project in eight months. The Department of Power has accorded the technical clearance.

Tovihoto Ayemi, Advisor to the Department of Power, said that Nagaland will have solar power generation for the first time and he expects the developer to deliver the project in time.

Halo Energie held that the electricity generated shall reach the Ganeshnagar substation that will help other activities to bolster. The solar power project will also help the Nagaland government to achieve its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) compliance. At present, the state’s RPO is 8.75 per cent.

The company will use mono or polycrystalline solar panels in the project. It will also employ central grid inverters that will convert the Direct Current (DC) generated from panels into Alternating Current (AC). Inverters will then augment the grid level voltage for smooth synchronization.

The Department of Power says that 300-400MW of RE capacity will be added soon. The Department has approved the development of the 24 MW Zungki Hydro Project. Approval may also come for the 42 MW Hydro project in Lower Tizu.

The department has also floated a tender to install 3.8 MW grid connected rooftop solar systems in Nagaland. This is being carried out under Phase II of Rooftop Solar Programme of MNRE.

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