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The Assam government is willing to set up a joint venture with SJVN for development of renewable energy projects in the state.
SJVN stated that the Assam government had also offered the opportunity to study 5,000 MW of power project development in the state in a phased fashion.
On Wednesday SJVN director (Finance) Akhileshwar Singh along with company’s chief general manager Rajesh Gupta met Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati. The meeting was also attended by Sameer Kumar Sinha, principal secretary to Assam chief minister, and Neeraj Verma, principal secretary, power.
“During the meeting, ground mounted (solar project), floating solar, battery storage, and pilot hydrogen plants were discussed. SJVN’s upcoming hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh were also discussed by the CM. The company statement stated that the CM expressed his interest in forming a joint venture with SJVN to develop hydro and renewable energy projects.
“During the meeting the proposal for sale of power from SJVN’s Arun-3 Power Project in Nepal & Solar Power generated through CPSU scheme were also discussed,” the company said.
The SJVN, a joint venture of the central government and the government in Himachal Pradesh, is located in Shimla.