MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has issued a notification to install 25GW capacity each in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, and Khavada in Gujarat.it termed this project as “ultra mega renewable energy parks”.
The land will be made available to developers for setting up solar plants, wind, and solar-wind hybrid projects. India’s defense ministry will also be involved in this project as these are border-regions.
In a letter Amitesh Kumar Sinha, the joint secretary, Government of India (GoI), said that these ultra-mega parks had received necessary clearances of the Ministry of Defense and the respective state governments.
The MNRE has requested the Ministry of Power to strengthen the transmission infrastructure to these locations for the evacuation of power from these parks within 2 years. But there is no clarity of whether they are solar or wind or wind-solar hybrid projects as details are still not available in the public domain.
Previously, In the country’s 2020 national budget, MNRE’s hiked its funding, with an annual increase of INR 57.53 billion.