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MNRE Approves Development of 400MW Solar Project in Kinnaur by SJVN

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SJVN Limited has been allotted the development work of the 400 MW solar park in Upper Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. “Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has given in-principle approval to SJVN Limited for the development of this solar park under Mode-8 i.e Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks of its Solar Park Scheme”, SJVN Limited’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma said on Friday.

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Sharma said that SJVN is the Solar Power Park Developer (SPPD) for all the renewable energy projects in the state of Himachal Pradesh. He said that the “Government of Himachal Pradesh had recommended commissioning this Solar Park by SPPD of the state. Being the nodal agency for national level renewable development for Himachal, SJVN has been entrusted with this responsibility by MNRE.”

Sharma expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Central government and government of Himachal Pradesh for giving this responsibility to the company. He also thanked the officials of HIMURJA for conducting the preliminary survey & investigation for the solar park. SJVN is gearing up for the preparation and submission of a detailed project report at the earliest in accordance with the timelines of the solar park scheme.

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Sharma further informed that SJVN Limited is already preparing DPR for 880 MW Kaza Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh. The company is committed to synchronizing and commissioning both the solar parks in a timely manner. This shall be done following the schedule of the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) for commissioning a 400 KV transmission line to evacuate the generated power from solar parks in the area. Besides being eco-friendly, the development of these solar parks will usher in a host of economic activities, community and infrastructural development and multiple direct & indirect employment opportunities for the locals.

Presently, SJVN has a portfolio of more than 16,400 MW and with this latest addition, the renewable energy portfolio is now 3,054.5 MW.

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