Hyderabad : State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) to produce 300 megawatt solar power by October this year.
SCCl Chairman and Managing Director N. Sridhar on Friday instructed the concerned department officials that the targets for completion of solar power plants of 3 phases at nine locations must be completed by October and 300 megawatts solar power must be synchronized
with the grid, Singareni said in a release here.
Sridhar, who met with Director (E&M) D. Satyanarayana Rao, officials of solar and thermal power and representative from agencies BHEL, Adani and Novis Group for erection of solar plants, said that 129 megawatts solar plants in Singareni first phase was completed.
In a similar manner that the balance of 20 megawatts plant in Ramagundam-3 must be completed by this month end, he also instructed. 2 plants of 15 megawatts capacity at Mandamarri in the second phase were synchronized with the grid on Thursday, he said and instructed that the 28 megawatts first plant in the same area must start in a week.
Similarly, he instructed that the 10 megawatts plant at Bhupalapalli must start by this month end and the 37-megawatt plant under erection at Kothagudem must be synchronized by May 15th.
With these 90 megawatts plants in the second phase would be completed, he said. He also reviewed the progress of the erection of 81 megawatts solar plants in the third phase. While reviewing 15 megawatts floating solar plant erection progress with the erection agency Novis Green representatives, he instructed that this plant must be completed by the end of October and to be synchronized.
Similarly, he instructed the officials of Novis Green that the 22 megawatts plant on RG OC-3 dump, 10 megawatts on Dorli OC dump, 23 megawatts plant in Kothagudem and 11 megawatts plant in Chennuru must be completed by September / October and the total of 300 megawatts of power should be completed and synchronized by October at any cost, said Sridhar.
Sridhar also held a detailed discussions on the 350-megawatt floating solar plant on Maneru dam that Singareni is proposing to erect. Officials explained that proposals for the erection have been submitted to the Government and a agency has been appointed to study the opportunities for erection of the plant and to prepare a proposal for the future.
SCCL CMD said that after the study of the possibility’s government would be approached for permissions to form DPR. He instructed Director E & M to take special interest in the proposals of the power plant over Maneru dam.
Later, he also reviewed the progress of the Singareni thermal power plant. He instructed that like before, thermal power plants should achieve good PLF and help in the progress of the State by supplying quality power.