Singareni Solar Nationwide: Plans to undertake joint partnership projects: CMD N. Balaram
Setting up of solar plants on reservoirs and canals across the state
The remaining 76 MW of solar plants will be completed in the first phase in three months: The tender process for the 800 MW thermal plant should be completed soon
Chairman and MD Mr. N. Balaram in review of Singareni Thermal, Solar
Mr. N. Balaram, Chairman and MD, SCCL stated that Singareni Collieries has successfully entered into the thermal and solar sector along with coal production, to explore the opportunities in the solar sector across the country.
The officials were advised to take up solar projects in other states especially with the intention of promoting non-conventional energy sources. In the review meeting of Singareni thermal and solar power, he had a comprehensive discussion with the concerned officials.
He ordered to enter into the solar field in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and other states to study to undertake commercial projects and if possible to undertake joint venture projects. Soon a team of officials will visit the respective states and conduct a comprehensive study and submit a report.
At the same time, it was clarified that the remaining 76 megawatts of the 300 megawatts solar plants planned by Singareni Collieries in the first phase should be completed by the end of March. The state government has assured that it will provide full support to the Singareni solar projects.. In this background, plans should be made for the establishment of solar plants on various water reservoirs in the state as well as the establishment of plants on canals.
Director (E&M) Mr. D. Satyanarayana Rao explained that in the second phase, 232 megawatt plants are being undertaken across the company. Chairman and MD Mr. N. Balaram suggested that the necessary tender process should be completed as soon as possible. He said that if this project can be completed, the company will be able to meet its electricity needs through solar plants. In this context, special attention should be paid to the works of solar plants.
He mentioned that the tender process for the 800 megawatt super critical thermal plant to be set up in the premises of Singareni thermal plant should be completed soon. Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Bhatti Vikramarka said that 12 percent of the energy needs of the state can be met through the Singareni thermal plant and that the necessary assistance will be provided for the establishment of this 800 megawatt plant.
On this occasion, the CMD inquired about the progress of the flue gas desulphurisation plant works under the auspices of Singareni Thermal Power Plant at a cost of Rs 700 crore. He ordered to complete the works quickly and complete this plant on time.
Officials explained that 852 million units of electricity have been produced with the already completed 224 MW solar plants. 60521 million units of electricity have been connected to the grid through the 1200 MW thermal power station.
Director(E&M) Mr. D. Satyanarayana Rao, Chief(O&M) Mr. J.N. Singh, GM(Solar) Mr. Janaki Ram, GM(Civil) Mr. Suryanarayana, Chief(Power) Mr. Viswanatha Raju, AGM Mr. Sudhakar, AGM(E&M) Mr. Kondareddy Srinivasulu, AGM(Civil) Mr. K.S.N.Prasad and others participated.