The Bharat Heavy Elec-tricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged Rs 68 crore worth order for setting up a 10 MWp (mega watt peak) grid-connected solar power plant for the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL). The solar power plant will be set up at Shivanasamudra, Belakavadi village in Mandya district.
BHEL’s scope of work in the turnkey contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the 10 Mw solar power plant including grid inter-connection, operation and maintenance of the plant for three years, the company said in a statement.
BHEL has executed similar projects for the KPCL that include a 3 MWp Grid Connected Solar Power Plant near Raichur and a 5 MWp Grid Connected Solar Power Plant at Belakavadi village near Shivanasamudra in Karnataka. By placing the present order for 10 MWp Solar Power Plant, the KPCL has once again shown its confidence in BHEL.
BHEL has become a leading player in the field of solar photovoltaics in the country by successfully commissioning a number of large size solar power plants in different parts of the country.
The mega watt-size solar power plants, ranging from 2 Mw to 10 Mw rating, set up by the company in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh, besides Karnataka, are operating successfully and generating environment-friendly, clean power and supplying the same to the main grid. BHEL is also installing its single largest 15 Mw grid-connected solar power plant for NTPC at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.
This apart, the company is also executing a number of orders for solar power plants, totaling to 25 Mw for various customers including the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Electricity Department of Daman & Diu and Orissa Power Corporation Limited.