KSEBOA - KSEB Officers' Association

Tuesday
Oct 24th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home News Power Sector News Karnataka to set up 2000MW solar park in Tumakuru district

Karnataka to set up 2000MW solar park in Tumakuru district

PDF
Hits smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon

Solar ParkA 2,000 MW solar power park would be set up at Pavagada in Karnataka's Tumakuru district to meet the state's energy needs, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.

"The mega solar project will be built under public-private partnership (PPP) with investment from central and state governments in about 10,000 acres of parched land," he told reporters after a day-long review meeting here.

The central government will provide a subsidy of Rs.20 lakh per MW of power generated from the solar park in Pavagada, 180 km from Bengaluru.

Touted to be one of the largest renewable energy projects in the country, the power generated from the park will be evacuated and transmitted by the southern grid whose capacity is being expanded.

"We are investing a lot to increase grid capacity to transmit electricity across the state from the solar park and other power projects," Goel said.

Karnataka Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar said the state government had identified barren lands at Pavagada for setting up the solar park. Pavagada was selected for the project owing to its strategic location with high sunlight exposure, backwardness of the area and less demand for land.

"With a view to providing 100 percent electricity to every household and every village in the state, all forms of energy will be tapped through projects under PPP and private producers," said Goyal.

About 800,000 households and 36 villages in remote and backward areas of the state's northern region do not have power supply till date.

The central government will also grant Rs.800 crore to the state for setting up dedicated feeder lines for supplying uninterrupted power to the farm sector, including irrigation pumps and tube-wells under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana.

"To step-up power generation through thermal sources, the central government is allotting a dedicated coal block in Maharashtra and West Bengal for exclusive use of Karnataka power plants," said Goyal.

Source- Business standard

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


 

Random Videos

You need Flash player 6+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
Title: Power Quiz 2015 Final - Part-1

Latest Comments

Banner

Reference Book

 

Reference Book on Power

Electrical Engineering-- D' 1/4 Size Hard bound-- 1424 Pages-- Just Rs.1000/- only &n...

Visitors Counter

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday2793
mod_vvisit_counterYesterday5442
mod_vvisit_counterThis Month108664
mod_vvisit_counterLast Month134230

Online Visitors: 59
IP: 54.224.50.28
,
Time: 14 : 54 : 10