Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, and Western Naval Commander, e-inaugurated the first Two MegaWatt Capacity Solar Power Plant of the Western Naval Command..
The Plant has been installed at Naval Station in Karanja.It is one of the largest solar plants in the region. The Solar Plant comprises 100% indigenously developed solar panels, tracking tables and inverters.
The plant is grid interconnected utilising the state of art single axis sun tracking technology with computerised monitoring & control.
The project is a significant step by the Indian Navy towards harnessing Solar energy and use of renewable sources of energy for meeting the power supply requirement of Naval Station.
In January, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) initiated the first 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects. The project consists of 2 MW of battery energy storage system (BESS). The project is established at Kalpong Dam in Diglipur which is located in northern Andaman and it is evolved on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
In May, ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy company was declared winner of India’s first e-Reverse Auction for 400 MW RE (Renewable Energy) Project with round the clock supply. Renew Power won the bid on a first year tariff of ₹ 2.90/kWh with a 3% annual escalation for the first 15 years of the 25-year term of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The bidding was conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) a Central PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).The power generated by the project will be supplied to New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Daman and Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli.