Odisha to commission 10 – Mw solar power plant Orissa News
Odisha government is set to commission 10 megawatt (Mw) of Solar power plant in February.
“It will be part commissioning of the 20 Mw solar power plant being built by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Gedcol) at Manamunda industrial estate in Boudh district,” said a source.
Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) is the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor of the project.
The project is developed over 150 acres of land at a cost of about Rs 160 crore. An arrangement for evacuation of power through 132/33KV grid sub-station at Sonepur has been finalised.
The Odisha government has set an ambitious target to add 3,000 Mw renewable energy capacity by 2022 in the draft Odisha Renewable Energy Policy.
The solar sector is divided into four areas such as land based solar projects (500 Mw), projects utilising water bodies (250 Mw), projects on the consumer side of the meter (50 Mw), solar park (1,500 Mw).
It may be noted that Odisha receives an average solar radiation of 5.5k Wh/sqm area with around 300 clear sunny days every year.