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.
In september this year, state mineral and mining PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) said it will set up a 5 MW solar plant on the reclaimed land of mined out pits at Panandhro in Kutch district.
According to reports, GMDC is setting up 100 megawatt (Mw) wind farm with an investment of Rs 700 crore and expect it to be commissioned by December 2011. Also, on the solar power front, GMDC is setting up 5 Mw solar power plant with an investment of Rs 100 crore and will be commissioned before December. Further plans for additional 50 Mw wind power generation capacities in Gujarat with an estimated investment of Rs 350 crore has been planned.