Prime Minister to Lay Foundation Stone for 600 MW Solar Park in Jhansi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the 600 MW ultra-mega solar park in Jhansi on November 19, said the sources

State-owned hydropower producer THDC and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) will develop the solar park in the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh through a joint venture.

The JV company, TUSCO, will obtain central financial assistance of Rs. 20 lakh per MW or 30% of the cost of the project, whichever is less, for the development of the internal infrastructure, including the cost of transmission to the service of central / state transport.

The TUSCO Ltd and UPNEDA, has been given the mandate to set up three ultra-mega solar parks to generate 2,000 MW electricity from the sunlight in Bundelkhand.

The 2609 acres of private land and 242.3 acres of government land has been already identified by the solar park.

“Besides the 600 MW solar park in Jhansi, the foundation stone of which is to be laid by the PM on November 19, the action is also being taken to set up a 600 MW solar park in Lalitpur and 800 MW solar park in Chitrakoot,” a senior official of the alternative energy department said.

He further said, “As per the detailed project report (DPR), the total project cost of the Jhansi solar park is ₹3,013 crore of which ₹313.18 crore will be spent on the creation of the park and ₹2,700 crore will be used in setting up solar units in the park. The Centre will provide 30% of the project cost,” he added.

The UP Power Corporation Ltd will buy the power to be generated from the solar park,” the official said.

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