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50 MW Solar Project of SJVN to come up in Sontipur district of Assam – EQ

50 MW Solar Project of SJVN to come up in Sontipur district of Assam – EQ


50 MW Solar Project of SJVN to come up in Sontipur district of Assam

Electricity generated to be supplied to meet power needs of the state of Assam

In Short – SJVN, a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, announces plans to establish a 50 MW solar project in Sontipur district of Assam. This initiative underscores SJVN’s commitment to expanding renewable energy infrastructure in the region, contributing to Assam’s sustainable development and clean energy goals.

In Details  – The Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today performed Bhumi Pujan ceremony of 50 MW Solar Project being developed in Sonitpur, Assam by SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN. The 50 MW Solar Project is being developed in Sitalmari village, in Barsola Block under Dhekiajuli Revenue Sector in Sonitpur district. It will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 291 crores. The project will generate 101 million units of green energy in the first year and the cumulative energy generation over a period of 25 years will be about 2,319 million units. The energy generated will be supplied to Assam Power Development Corporation Limited at Rs. 3.92 per unit.

Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of Assam, Shri Ashok Singhal; MP, Tezpur, Shri Pallab Lochan Das; MLA, Barchalla, Shri Ganesh Kumar Limbu; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Shri Ajay Tewari; Director (Finance), SJVN, Shri Akhileshwar Singh; CEO, SGEL, Shri Ajay Singh; and MD, APDCL, Shri Rakesh Kumar were present for the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. Chairperson & Managing Director, SJVN, Smt. Geeta Kapur informed that SJVN has set its footprint in Assam and that SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL), the renewable arm of SJVN, is developing three solar projects of capacity 200 MW, 70 MW and 50 MW, thus amounting to a total power capacity in the state of 320 MW. Among these, the foundation stone for the 70 MW Solar Project in Dhubri, Assam was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on March 4, 2024.

SJVN Limited, a Mini Ratna- Category-I and Schedule – ’A’ Central Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, commenced its journey on May 24, 1988 as a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh. A listed entity, SJVN has commissioned thirteen projects totalling 2377 MW of installed capacity and 123 km Transmission Lines. SJVN has diversified into almost all forms of energy i.e. Hydro, Thermal, Wind, Solar, Power trading and Transmission. Looking ahead, SJVN aims to grow by setting ambitious targets to achieve the Shared Vision of 25,000 MW installed capacity by the year 2030 and 50,000 MW installed capacity by the year 2040. This Shared Vision has been formulated in line with the commitment of the Government of India of having 50% of its power capacity from non-fossil-fuel-based energy sources by the year 2030.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network