The solar park has been developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
July 10, 2020. By News Bureau
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, which the government believed will reduce CO2 emission equivalent to around 15 lakh tonne annually.
The Prime Minister dedicated the 750 MW ultra-mega solar power plant, which is spread over 1,590 acres of land, to the country via video conferencing.
“Rewa Solar Project is an example of the excellent results that can be achieved if there is a synergy between central and state governments,” the Centre said in an announcement.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world.
The project involves three solar generating units of 250 MW each positioned on a 500-hectare plot of land inside a solar park with a total area of 1500 hectare.
The solar park has been developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
A central financial support of Rs 138 crore has been delivered to RUMSL for the development of the park.
Mahindra Renewables Private Ltd, ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Ltd and Arinsun Clean Energy Private Ltd were nominated by RUMSL through a reverse auction for developing the three solar generating units.
The project is the first renewable energy project to supply to an institutional customer outside the state, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. It will get 24% of energy from the project with the remaining 76% being supplied to the state discoms of Madhya Pradesh.
It also demonstrates India’s commitment to accomplishing the target of 175GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, comprising 100 GW of solar installed capacity, the government has believed.
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