SJNL, a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh received 100 MW Grid connected Solar PV Power Project of from Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL).
Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN informed that the Company has received the Project through Tariff based Competitive Bidding Process, on Build Own and Operate basis through e-Reverse Auction at a tariff of Rs. 2.69 per unit.
The tentative cost of Construction of this project is Rs. 545 Crores, said Sharma.
The project is expected to generate 245.28 MU in the first year, while the cumulative energy generation over a period of 25 years would be around 5643.52 MU. T
The Power Purchase Agreement shall be signed between PSPCL and SJVN for 25 years.
Sharma told that presently, SJVN has a total Installed Capacity of 2016.5 MW which includes 2 Hydro Power Plants of 1912 MW and 4 Renewable Power Plants of 104.5 MW (Two Solar Plant of 6.9 MW and 2 Wind Plants of 97.6 MW).
With current allotment, SJVN now has 1445 MW of Solar Projects under execution. He stated that all these Solar Projects are scheduled to be commissioned by Financial Year 2023-24, which shall be a gigantic leap for SJVN’s Renewable Capacity, added Nand Lal Sharma.
Sharma further stated that Government of India has envisaged the vision of Power to All 24X7.
Recently in United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, India’s intent to generate 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030.
He further informed that Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh is extending great guidance & support to all power sector PSUs to go aggressively in harnessing of Solar Power potential to achieve goal of 24X7 affordable and green power. In line with the target set by the Government of India, SJVN has set its Shared Vision of capacity addition of 5000 MW by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 & 25000 MW by 2040.