Asia’s largest 750MW solar plant in Rewa- Madhya Pradesh, inaugurated by PM Modi, A success.July 10, 2020
Launching Asia’s largest 750 MW solar power project in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh through video-conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the state will emerge as a major hub for clean and cheap power in the country.
PM Modi also said, “Solar energy is going to be a major medium of energy needs not only today, but in the 21st century because solar energy is sure, pure and secure.”
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy RK Singh and oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan present during the virtual launching.
“Apart from Rewa, work is underway on solar power plants in Shajapur, Neemuch and Chhatarpur,” PM Modi said in the video conference.
Rewa project comprises three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500 hectare plot of land situated inside a Solar Park (total area 1500 hectare).
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture of state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (MPUVNL).
The Rewa solar power plant will not only supply power to Madhya Pradesh, but also to the Delhi Metro, Modi said.
The Rewa Solar plant project is expected to reduce carbon emission equivalent to around 15 lakh tons of CO2 per year.
The Rewa solar plant project was accredited to two individuals – then MPUVNL managing director Manu Shrivastava and former joint secretary in MNRE Tarun Kapoor – who helped establish the plan. Tarun Kapoor also earned the tag of India’s ‘solar man’ for the Rewa project.
The Rewa solar plant exemplifies India’s commitment to attain the target of 175 (GW) of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022.