SCCL to Set up First Solar Power Plant in Telangana

The SCCL authorities have decided to coordinate with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up the solar power panels and start generating electricity.

rooftop solar panels

State-owned coal miner the Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) is planning to set up its first solar power plant of 50 MW capacity in Ramagundam-3 division of the Godavarikhani coal belt region of the Telangana state.

The move has come as the company decided to generate solar power by itself to save its electricity bills.

The company officials has already inspected the site to set up its proposed solar power plant at a cost of Rs 225 crore and sent their proposal to the company’s corporate office.

The SCCL authorities have decided to coordinate with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up the solar power panels and start generating electricity. Moreover, it is the second solar power plant that will be established in the Mandamarri coal belt region.

Further, the management of Singareni has decided to produce about 550 MW of electricity from solar in a phased manner. It has now eleven coal divisions in the region and the company is planning to set up 50 MW solar plants in each division.

These solar power plants would save at least Rs 24 crore annually to the company, as currently the SCCL is buying electricity from TS Transco.

Source: The Hindu

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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