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Tuesday saw the opening of the 70 MW Amguri Solar Park by the Assam government. This was done in an effort to boost the state’s power sector with a focus on renewable energy.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam’s Chief Minister, inaugurated Amguri’s largest solar park. This is an attempt to shift towards renewable and cleaner forms of energy.
Amguri’s 70-MW solar park is spread across 340 acres and is designed to increase power generation from alternative sources of energy.
Jackson Power Private Limited as solar power developer (SPD) has executed the project along with Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) acting as Solar Power Park Developer (SPPD).
Sarma announced via Twitter that he was happy to dedicate Amguri’s 70-MW solar park, which is located on 340 acres. This is in accordance with our Sustainable Development Goals renewable energy obligations. I also announced an increase in Orunodoi beneficiaries to 7 lakh across Assam, with 7,000 in Amguri.
He further said that inspite of having immense natural resources, the state lagged behind in tapping the potential in the renewable energy sector due to lack of proper planning. He said that the Amguri Solar Park will give further boost the power sector and this project will always remain a milestone in the history of the state.