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Adani Group commissions largest solar power project

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said it had commissioned the country's largest 40 MW at Kutch district in Gujarat.

Adani Group, has commissioned a 40 MW solar power plant in Kutch district, Gujarat. "This plant also marks Adani's first big foray in the renewable energy sector," a company statement said.

Going forward, the group plans to expand the capacity of this plant to 100 MW.

"We are pleased to dedicate country's largest solar plant ...," Chairman Gautam Adani said.

The Solar Power Plant is using Solar PV Technology and has over 4,00,000 Solar PV modules mounted on 21,600 structures, which are erected on 130,000 foundations.

The power generated from this solar plant will be evacuated through a 66 KV line linked to a substation in Netra, located 20 km away from the project site. The project was awarded under Gujarat Solar Power policy of 2009, it said.

Adani Power, a company of Adani Group, is currently operating 3,300 MW at Mundra with four units of 330 MW and 3 units of 660 MW, and is in the process of commissioning two more units of 660 MW by March 2012 to achieve the final plant capacity of 4,620 MW.

The company also plans to commission 1,320 MW at Tiroda enhancing operational capacity of Adani Power to 6,000 MW by March 12.

Adani Power plans to become a 10,000 MW company by March 2013. This capacity will be achieved with Mundra (4,620MW), Tiroda (3,300MW) and Kawai (1,320MW).

First Published: Thu, January 05 2012. 12:55 IST