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Punjab Installs One MW Solar Power Plant At Phulokhari -Majithia

Connects To Tail End Grid Sub Station, Central Electricity Authority Declares It Comparable To International Standards

Bikram Singh Majithia

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Chandigarh , 23 Sep 2012

The Punjab Government has set up a one MW solar power plant at Village Phullokhari in Bathinda District under the demonstration programme on Tail End grid connected Solar Power Plants with the cost of Rs 13.10 crore.Disclosing this here today Non Conventional Energy Minister of Punjab Bikram Singh Majithia said that Punjab has considerable sunlight which is available for more than 330 days in a year with good insulation levels, so the abundant energy can be utilized for generation of power during the day time through solar power plants. The main objective of this demonstration Programme is to connect solar power plant at the tail end of the grid for providing voltage support to strengthen the grid besides providing additional power during the day. He said that this environment friendly solar resource for power generation, would also improve the quality of electricity.He said that the state government has taken a chunk of 54 canals of land on lease from Panchayat in village Phulokheri near 66KV tail end grid sub-station at Raman Mandi in Bathinda district for 33 years lease.  He said that the power generated from the project is evacuated to 66KV grid sub-station of PSPCL by synchronizing on the 11KV bus bar through a 11KVA dedicated transmission line. The project is adding solar power the fulfillment of state Solar Renewable Purchase obligation. He said that technical team of the Central Electricity Authority has declared it comparable to any international standards of solar power plants. The Minister further added that the Punjab Government has set a target to generate 400 MW through solar power plants. These projects which were earlier considered uneconomical are now considered acceptable and viable in view of the steep increase of cost of several other forms of energy and the rapid depletion of conventional sources and latest technologies developed in the design of such projects. Moreover these projects have a major environment friendly advantage over other power generating systems due to no emissions/residue and carbon neutral nature, he added

 

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