Five more tail-end solar plants to come up this year

Karnataka, Rajasthan and Punjab solar power plants expected to generate one MW of power each


Neha Sethi | June 8, 2010

Around five more tail-end grid connected solar power plants will become operational by the end of this year. “Apart from the two solar plants around Delhi, one will come up in Karnataka, one in Punjab and the fifth one in Rajasthan,” an MNRE official told Governance Now.

Tail-end solar power plants are those which supply additional power to established electricity grids.

The Karnataka, Rajasthan and Punjab solar power plants are expected to generate one MW of power each. The ones in Delhi will generate 88 KW of power together. Recently a tail-end solar power plant inaugurated in Bawana in Delhi is generating 54 KW of power.

While the Narela plant in Delhi is expected to be operational by July, the one in Bawana will start generating power only by August. All the Delhi plants are being setup by North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL).

The solar power plant in the Raichur district of Karnataka, setup by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, will be operational by September.

Punjab Energy Development Agency’s solar plant in Bathinda in Punjab will start producing power by November. Rajasthan’s power plant in Jaipur district, being setup by Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited, will start opearations by December.



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