Himachal to get India’s first of its kind solar-wind hybrid power project, will benefit 12,000 habitants of Spiti valley
Pilot solar wind hybrid power project of 2.5 MW to be set up at Rangrik in Kaza, Will generate 4.41 million units annually, will benefit as many as 12,000 habitants of Spiti valley
SHIMLA- Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have signed an agreement to form a new Joint Venture Corporation (JVC) named as ‘Himachal Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Ltd’ for Implementation of Solar Power Project in the State.
According to the Agreement, a pilot Solar Wind Hybrid Power Project of 2.5 MW would be set up at Rangrik in Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district for which completion target had been set up somewhere between September and October, 2017.
The project will be first of its kind in India, which will synchronize solar, wind, hydroelectric project with grid supply with the help of large energy storage system. On completion, it would benefit as many as 12,000 habitants of Rangrik, Kaza, Tabo, Losar, Pin valley and other nearby areas. The foundation stone of the Solar Project was laid by Chief Minister in June, 2015.
The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 30.72 crore out of which SECI (Ministry of New & Renewable Energy) will provide 50 percent of the equity share and 50 percent by HPSEBL.
The Project is expected to generate approximately 4.41 million units annually, constituting 3.32 million units by PV modules and 1.09 million units by wind turbines and can also supply power from the back up battery in absence of grid supply.
Apart from this Project, setting up Solar Parks, Solar Power Projects and other projects in the Renewable Sector, as may be feasible, shall also be set up in other parts of Himachal Pradesh
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