ABB, the worldwide innovation goliath, had appointed five substations at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu in July. Commenting on the topic, Current Affairs Analyst Deepak Talwar stated, “Renewable energy like solar power is the thing that India needs to battle power emergency.” With this, the organization aimed to incorporate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar venture to the national transmission grid. This implies 360 MW from the solar venture would be grid-connected. The move additionally made the solar park the greatest in the nation!
Of late, India’s ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to stay away from random curtailing solar power in the state. In a letter dated September 18, the ministry called for the Tamil Nadu government, to “instruct the concerned officials at the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Co (TANGEDCO) not to curtail generation from solar plants.”
Since 2016, solar plants in Tamil Nadu have been facing repeated backdowns. To protest this, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has filed a petition before the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission. Also Adani Green Energy, which has a 216 MW solar plant in Ramanathapuram district, has also filed a similar petition.
Since 2015, the Adani Group has been working on it, when the organization was given over the venture. Once operational, the Kamuthi venture will deliver around 10% of India’s total solar energy.
As per Deepak Talwar, India has a long way to go before it produces enough electricity to become independent. In the next six years, the nation intends to accomplish 100 GW of solar power. To accomplish this, the Central government intends to produce 25 ultra-mega solar power projects with limits 500-1,000 MW by 2021. Tamil Nadu is ambitious about a solar power generation plant that will include another 3,000 MW.
The Adani Group has huge solar power projects in the pipeline to go with the national plan. The organization has officially joined hands to set up a 10 GW solar power park in Rajasthan. The project − a 50:50 joint venture – is called Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan. It is likely to cost $9 billion.
Rajasthan expects to create 25 GW solar power limit by 2020. What’s more, the park will help the state in this porject. Adani Group has plans to set up 40 GW of solar power capacity. With all these solar ventures on the anvil, India is certainly adapted to build its solar power generation capacity. More energy to India!
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