NLC India Limited has secured an 810 MW solar PV project in Rajasthan, a major step towards its goal of reaching over 6 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
NLC India Limited, a Navratna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSE) under the Ministry of Coal, has acquired 810 MW solar PV project capacity from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Nigam Limited (RRVUNL).
NLCIL has successfully procured the full capacity of 810 MW tender offered by RRVUNL in December 2022, to develop RRVUNL’s 2000 MW Ultra Mega Solar Park at Pagal Tehsil, Bikaner District, Rajasthan.
Letter of Intent for this project has been issued by RRVUNL. This achievement marks a significant step in NLCIL’s commitment to clean and sustainable energy solutions.
Land and STU connected power evacuation system for the project will be provided by RVUNL, which will pave the way for completion of the project in a short period of time.
This is the largest renewable project developed by the company. With this project, the power project capacity in Rajasthan will be 1.36 GW including 1.1 GW of green power, improving economies of scale and fixed costs.
Considering the good solar radiation in Rajasthan, a high CUF is possible for this project and it will generate more than 50 billion units of green power and offset more than 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during the life of the project. will
Currently, the company is setting up 50 MW solar project in land excavation, 200 MW solar project under CPSU scheme on pan India basis, 300 MW solar project under CPSU scheme at Barsingsar, Bikaner district. 600 MW Solar Project Khawada Solar Project in Bhaj District, Gujarat.
Prasanna Kumar Motoppalli, CMD, said that the company was the first CPSU to install 1 GW of RE capacity and NLCIL is currently developing 2 GW of RE capacity across India, projecting 6 GW of RE capacity by 2030. The goal is to reach more. As per the commitment of the Government of India, to increase the RE capacity.
First Published: October 10, 2023, 12:44 IST
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