On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rewa solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh via video-conferencing.
According to Prime Minister Modi, Solar Energy would be a major medium for providing the energy needs of an aspiration India in the 21st Century. Solar Energy projects are a true representation of Aatmanirbhar Bharat or Self-Reliant India. He also told that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched with an aim to unite the entire world in terms of solar energy. The spirit was One World, One Sun, One Grid. The protection of the environment is not limited to just a few projects, but it is the Way of Life.
Here we take a look at 10 facts about the largest solar power plant
- The Rewa Solar power project is Asia’s largest 750 MW solar power project. The project was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL). Let us tell you that it is a Joint Venture Company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN), and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), which is a Central Public Sector Undertaking.
- The solar power project spreads over a total area of about 1500 hectares and is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in Asia.
- The solar power project of Rewa comprises of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land inside the Solar Park.
- The ultra-mega solar power project is expected to help reduce carbon emission equivalent to about 15 lakh tons of CO2 per year.
- According to the reports, from the project, the Delhi Metro will get around 24 percent of energy and the remaining around 76 percent will be supplied to the state DISCOMs of Madhya Pradesh.
- The Rewa project will be the first renewable energy project to supply institutional customers outside the state, including Delhi Metro.
- The Rewa Solar Power project has received the World Bank Group President’s Award for its innovation and excellence.
- Also, the Rewa project was included in the PM’s “A Book of innovation: New Beginnings.”
- The Rewa project exemplifies the commitment of India to attain the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, including 100 GW of solar installed capacity.
- For the development of the Solar Park, an amount of Rs 138 crore has been provided by the Centre to RUMSL.
The Solar power plant project of Rewa is being acknowledged for its vigorous or powerful structuring and innovations in India as well as abroad. It is expected that its payment security mechanism will reduce risks to power developers and also has been recommended as a model to other states by the Renewable Energy Ministry.
It is the first renewable energy project that will supply an institutional customer outside the state and also complete India’s commitment to attaining the target of 175 GW of installed energy capacity by 2022.
“With this solar plant at Rewa, the industries here will not only get electricity, but even the metro rail in Delhi will get its benefits. The project exemplifies India’s commitment to attain the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022. Apart from Rewa, work is underway on solar power plants in Shajapur, Neemuch and Chhatarpur,” Modi said dedicating the 750 MW solar projects touted to be Asia’s largest to the nation.