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NHPC to develop 40-Mw solar power project in Odisha for Rs 1.96 bn

The hydropower generator has also expressed its willingness to participate in the 1,000-Mw solar power park scheme coming up in Odisha

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Nhpc Solar Project  |  Solar Energy Corporation Of India  |  Gridco

Nirmalya Behera  |  Bhubaneswar 

Hydropower generation company NHPC Ltd will put up a 40-Mw solar plant in Odisha with an investment of about Rs 1.96 billion. "The state technical committee, under the chairmanship of the secretary of the energy department, has approved the proposal of NHPC," said a government source.

The solar power project will come up on about 180 acres of land in the Ganjam district and NHPC is impressing upon the state's bulk power purchaser, Gridco, for buying the power produced there, the official added. Last year, NHPC had evinced interest for setting up a ...

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First Published: Fri, September 21 2018. 19:16 IST
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