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Fact Sheet on Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

Fact Sheet on Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

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The scheme for “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” has been rolled out by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 12-12-2014. The Scheme has been conceived on the lines of the “Charanka Solar Park” in Gujarat which is a first-of-its-kind large scale Solar Park in India with contiguous developed land and transmission connectivity.

This scheme envisages supporting the States in setting up solar parks at various locations in the country with a view to create required infrastructure for setting up of Solar Power Projects. The solar parks will provide suitable developed land with all clearances, transmission system, water access, road connectivity, communication network, etc. This scheme will facilitate and speed up installation of grid connected solar power projects for electricity generation on a large scale.

Objectives

The scheme aims to provide a huge impetus to solar energy generation by acting as a flagship demonstration facility to encourage project developers and investors, prompting additional projects of similar nature, triggering economies of scale for cost-reductions, technical improvements and achieving large scale reductions in GHG emissions.  It would enable States to bring in significant investment from project developers, meet its Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mandate and provide employment opportunities to local population. The State will also reduce its carbon footprint by avoiding emissions equivalent to the solar park’s installed capacity and generation. Further, the State will also avoid procuring expensive fossil fuels to power conventional power plants.

Programme Targets

Under this scheme, it is proposed to set up at least 25 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects targeting over 20,000 MW of solar power installed capacity within a span of 5 years starting from 2014-15.

Projects Underway

Approvals have been accorded to 33 Solar Parks of aggregate capacity of 20,000 MW to be set up in 21 States. The details of solar parks sanctioned are given in the Table I and the details of funds sanctioned are given in the Table II below.

Table-I: Details of Solar Parks Sanctioned

Sl.
No.
StateCapacity (MW)Name of the Solar Power Parks Developer (SPPD)Land identified at
1.Andhra Pradesh1500 

 

 

AP Solar Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd., JVC of SECI, APGENCO and NREDCAP

NP Kunta of Anantpuramu & Galiveedu of Kadapa Districts
2.Andhra Pradesh1000Kurnool District
3.Andhra Pradesh1000Galiveedu Madal, Kadapa district
4.Andhra Pradesh500Talaricheruvu Village, Tadipathri Mandal, Anathapuramu District of Andhra Pradesh
5.Arunachal Pradesh100Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA)Tezu township in Lohit district
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Assam69JVC of APDCL & APGCLAmguri in Sibsagar district
7.Chhattisgarh500Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development AgencyRajnandgaon, Janjgir Champa districts
8.Gujarat700Gujarat Power Corporation LimitedRadhanesda, Vav, Distt. Banaskantha
9.Haryana500Saur Urja Nigam Haryana Ltd (SUN Haryana)Bugan in Hisar district, Baralu and Singhani in Bhiwani district and Daukhera in Mahindergarh district
10.Himachal Pradesh1000HP State Electricity Board Ltd.Spiti Valley of Lahaul & Spiti District
11.Jammu & Kashmir100Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development AgencyMohagarh and Badla Brahmana, District-Samba
12.Karnataka2000Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Pvt. Ltd.Pavagada taluk Tumkur dist.
13.Kerala200Renewable Power Corporation of Kerala LimitedPaivalike, Meenja, Kinanoor, Kraindalam and Ambalathara villages of Kasargode district
14.Madhya Pradesh750Rewa Ultra Mega Solar LimitedGurh, Rewa, MP
15Madhya Pradesh1000Rewa Ultra Mega Solar LimitedNeemuch, Agar and Mandsaur
16.Madhya Pradesh500Rewa Ultra Mega Solar LimitedRajgarh and Shajapur
17.Madhya Pradesh500Rewa Ultra Mega Solar LimitedChhattarpur and Morena
18.Maharashtra500M/s Pragat Akshay Urja LtdSakri, Dhule district of Maharashtra
19.Maharashtra500Maharashtra State Electricity Generating Company Ltd. (MAHAGENCO)Dondaicha, district Dhule, Maharashtra
20.Maharashtra500M/s K. P. Power Pvt. LtdTaluka Patoda, district Beed, Maharashtra
21.Meghalaya20Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Ltd (MePGCL)West Jaintia Hills & East Jaintia Hills districts
22.Nagaland60Directorate of New & Renewable Energy, NagalandDimapur, Kohima and New Peren districts
23.Odisha1000Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha LimitedBalasore, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Boudh, Kalahandi and Angul
24.

 

Rajasthan680Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Ltd.Bhadla Phase II, Bhadla, Rajasthan
25.Rajasthan1000Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan LtdBhadla Phase III, Bhadla, Rajasthan
26.Rajasthan750M/s Essel Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan LimitedVillages Ugraas, Nagnechinagar & Dandhu, tehsil Phalodi, dist Jodhpur (450 MW) and villages Lavan & Purohitsar, tehsil Pokaran, dist Jaisalmer (300 MW)
27.Rajasthan500M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan LimitedBhadla Phase IV, Bhadla, Jodhpur Rajasthan
28.Rajasthan

(321 MW through support of GoI out of 1500 MW)

421M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan LimitedFatehgarh & Pokaran, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
29.Telangana500Telangana New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd. (TNREDC)Gattu, Mehboob Nagar Distt.
30.Uttar Pradesh600Lucknow Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd.Jalaun, Allahabad,  Mirzapur and Kanpur Dehat districts
31.Uttarakhand50State Industrial Development Corporation Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL)Industrial Area, Sitarganj (Phase I), Industrial Area, Sitarganj (Phase II) and Industrial Area, kashipur
32.West Bengal500West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd.East Mednipur, West Mednipur, Bankura
33.Tamil Nadu500To be finalizedInitially proposed in Ramanathapuram district. Site under revision.
34.TOTAL20000  

Table-II: Details of funds sanctioned under Solar Park Scheme

Sl.
No.
StateName of the Solar ParkCapacity (MW)Name of the implementing AgencyGrand Total
(Rs. in Cr.)
1.Andhra PradeshAnanthapuramu Solar Park1500AP Solar Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd.135.25
2.Andhra PradeshKurnool Solar Park1000AP Solar Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd.90.25
3.Arunachal PradeshSolar Park in Tezu, Lohit District100Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency0.25
4.ChhattisgarhSolar Park in Rajnandgaon, Janjgir Champa districts500Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency0.25
5.GujaratRadhnesada Solar Park700Gujarat Power Corporation Limited33.1135
6.HaryanaSolar Park in Hisar, Bhiwani and Mahindergarh districts500Saur Urja Nigam Haryana Ltd (Sun Haryana)0.25
7.Himachal PradeshSolar Park in Spiti Valley of Lahaul & Spiti District1000HP State Electricity Board Limited0.25
8.KarnatakaPavagada Solar Park2000Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Pvt. Ltd.100.25
9.KeralaKasargode Solar park200Renewable Power Corporation of Kerala Limited2.25
10.Madhya PradeshRewa Ultra Mega Solar park750Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited37.75
11.Madhya PradeshNeemuch-Agar-Mandsaur  Solar Park1000Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited1.50
12.MaharashtraSolar Park in Sakri, Dhule district of Maharashtra500M/s Pragat Akshay Urja Ltd.0.25
13.MaharashtraSolar Park in Dondaicha, district Dhule, Maharashtra500M/s K. P. Power Pvt. Ltd0.25
14.MaharashtraSolar Park in Taluka Patoda, district Beed, Maharashtra500Maharashtra State Electricity Generating Company Ltd.0.25
15.MeghalayaSolar park in West Jaintia Hills & East Jaintia Hills districts20Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Ltd0.25
16.NagalandSolar park in Dimapur, Kohima and New Peren districts60Directorate of New & Renewable Energy, Nagaland0.25
17.RajasthanBhadla Phase-II Solar Park680Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Ltd61.45
18.RajasthanBhadla Phase-III Solar Park1000Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan Ltd46.15
19.RajasthanBhadla Phase-IV Solar Park500M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Limited0.25
20.RajasthanFatehgarh Phase-1B Solar Park421M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Limited0.25
21.RajasthanPhalodi-Pokaran Solar Park750M/s Essel Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited0.25
22.TelanganaGattu Solar Park500Telangana New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd.2.75
23.Uttar PradeshSolar park in Jalaun, Allahabad,  Mirzapur and Kanpur Dehat districts600Lucknow Solar Power Development Corporation Limited20.976
24.UttarakhandSolar park in Sitarganj and kashipur Industrial Area50State Industrial Development Corporation Uttarakhand Limited0.25
25.West BengalSolar park in East Mednipur, West Mednipur, Bankura500West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited.0.25
26.Fund Handling charges to SECI (Rs. in Cr.)4.603135
27.Total   539.792635

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