Renewable Energy to light up India-Pak border areas in Rajasthan

Renewable Power competes with Thermal Power in Spot Energy Market

As per a recent news, the state government of Rajasthan is going to sign a an MoU with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to establish Ultra Mega Renewal Energy Power Park. As a result, India’s border areas with Pakistan in Rajasthan would soon be illuminated with renewable energy.

The park to be set up near borders areas will be of 8,000 megawatts (MW) capacity, which will comprise 4,310 MW of wind energy; 3,760 MW of solar energy and 120 MW of power from biomass. Currently, Rajasthan’s solar generation capacity is 4,883 MW.

Rajasthan has over 1000 kilometre-long international border which is currently supplied power through traditional methods. An annual expenditure of Rs 40 crore is incurred for supplying power to the border which, with renewable energy, will reduce to one-third of the present cost. The Park will also ensure uninterrupted power supply to the border areas. The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) would be singing a separate MoU with the NTPC and the SECI to materialise the Government of India’s Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Park project.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government had also approved a proposal for setting up solar power parks to generate 10,000 MW green energy with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore. The state has given nod to the proposal of Adani Green Energy Limited to set up solar power parks at Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jalore, Barmer and a solar panel manufacturing unit.