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India Plans 750 MW Solar Power Park With 100 MW Storage Capacity

One of the largest solar power parks under India’s National Solar Mission will have provisions for storage as well.

According to media reports, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is expected to release a tender for a 750 MW solar power park at Ananthapuramu, in Andhra Pradesh. The solar power park shall also include provisions for storage of up to 100 MW.

Calling it a first-of-its-kind tender, Ashvini Kumar, Managing Director of SECI, said that every prospective bidder for the tender shall be required to set a small storage unit as well.

The solar power park at Ananthapuramu is expected to have an overall capacity of 1.5 GW, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, making it one of the largest solar power park in India. Another solar power park of 1 GW capacity has also been approved in the state.

While Kumar admitted that adding battery-based storage to the solar power park will increase the final tariff of electricity generated, it will smooth the process of integrating such a large solar power park with the existing grid.

The solar power park will be developed by Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited, a joint venture company of SECI, Andhra Pradesh Generation, and the New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP). SECI will be responsible for floating tender for the project and complete the auction process.

The Ananthapuramu solar power park is one of over 30 such projects planned by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy under India’s National Solar Mission. The solar power park program is a key component of India’s target to have 100 GW of solar power capacity operational by March 2022.

 
 
 
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