PM Modi Inaugurates Asia’s Largest Solar Power Plant In MP Today
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India
PM Modi has inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district today. The government has stated that it will reduce an approximate equivalent of 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide emission every year. Moreover, the solar power plant will be spread over 1,590 acres of land.
“Rewa Solar Project is an example of the excellent results that can be achieved if there is a synergy between central and state governments,” the Centre said in a release.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world. It comprises of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land. The soler power plant was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a central public sector undertaking.
In addition, the center has provided financial assistance of Rs 138 crore to RUMSL for the development of the park. Mahindra Renewables Private Ltd, ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Ltd, and Arinsun Clean Energy Private Ltd were selected by RUMSL through a reverse auction for developing the three solar generating units.
The project is the first renewable energy project to supply to an institutional customer outside the state, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. It will get 24% of energy from the project with the remaining 76% being supplied to the state discoms of Madhya Pradesh.
It exemplifies India’s commitment to attaining the target of 175GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, including 100GW of solar installed capacity, the government has said.