According to reports, in another step towards generation of green power, Energy department has proposed for a Solar Power project at Manmunda of Boudh district to be set up by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd. ( GEDCOL).
A high level meeting to this effect was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in secretariat conference hall today wherein Secretary Energy Pradeep Kumar Jena outlined the broad features of the project for discussion.
Discussions in the meeting reveal that Solar Energy Corporation of India has proposed to set up solar projects of 750 MW in different parts of the country. It has been decided in the meeting that GEDCOL will bid for 50 MW solar power to be set up in Odisha at the proposed site. IDCO has been requested to provide land to GEDCOL.
It has also been decided that the generated power will be purchased by GRIDCO as per renewable power obligation. It has been estimated that around 250 acres of land will be necessary to set up the project @ 5 acre for generation of 1 MW of solar power. The proposed minimum cost of the project will be around Rs 400 cr. It has been in principle decided that the project will be implemented on PPP mode.
CMD IDCO Vishal Dev, CMD GRIDCO Hemant Kumar Sharma, CMD GEDCOL Sahadev Khatua, AGM GEDCOL Sanjeeb Kumar Tripathy along with other senior officers department of Energy participated in the discussions.