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GMDC to set up 5 MW solar plant at Panandhro mines in Kutch

As Panchabuta had reported in July this year, listed PSUs of the state of Gujarat such as Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL), Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited (GNFC) and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (GSFC) are increasingly developing wind power generation capacities in the state.

GMDC, a minerals major has already chalked out plans to add about 40 megawatt (MW) of wind power generation capacities to its existing 60 MW capacities in the current financial year.

Acccording to reports, state mineral and mining PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) on Saturday said it will set up a 5 MW solar plant on the reclaimed land of mined out pits at Panandhro in Kutch district.

“It will be for the first time in country that a 5 MW solar plant shall be set up on the reclaimed land of mined out pits. The project would serve as a mile stone for mining industry of the country to replicate,” GMDC managing director V S Gadhavi said.

Tapping the opportunities in non convention energy sector, GMDC has set up a 100 MW wind power project during the period under review.

“We have set up a 100 MW wind power project and during the quarter ended 30 June, 2011 the power generated from it was 58 million units (MUs), thereby generating a revenue of Rs. 20 crore,” Gadhavi said.

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