UP’s Biggest Solar Power Plant Sets up via Transparent Auction: Govt

The plant, built at a cost of around Rs 528 crore, will generate 13 crore units of electricity per annum.

Solar power plant

The government said the biggest solar power plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been set up via a transparent bidding process under the solar park scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

In a statement, the Power Ministry said, “The power plant has been set up by the French firm ENGIE through a transparent bidding process under the Solar Park Scheme of the New and Renewable Energy Ministry.”

The 75 MW solar power plant, having (101DC) capacity, was inaugurated  by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in Mirzapur on March 12.

The plant, built at a cost of around Rs 528 crore, will generate 13 crore units of electricity per annum.

The Union Power Minister, Shri R.K. Singh told that India is among the pioneering countries in promoting the use of solar power.

India has set up an ambitious target of setting up of 1 lakh MW solar power plants in the country by 2022.

He also said that in view of the progress made so far, nation will meet the target ahead of the schedule.

The Power Minister said that solar energy is important for India’s energy security and the Government is working in a fast track mode in this direction.

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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