Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh to set up have a 600 MW ultra mega solar park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supposed to inaugurate the 600 megawatts (MW) ultra-mega solar park in Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh. The venture is expected to convert the Bundelkhand region with abundant land and sunlight into a “solar power hub” in the state.

The Jhansi project is one of the three ultra-mega solar parks that are proposed to be set up in the region to generate 2,000 MW solar power in “plug and play mode” under the Centre’s Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.

Besides, the 600 MW solar park in Jhansi, the plan is to also set up a 600 MW solar park in Lalitpur and 800 MW solar park in Chitrakoot.

TUSCO Ltd, a joint venture of the THDC (formerly known as Tehri Hydro Development Corporation)  India Ltd and the UP New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), has been given the mandate to set up the three ultra-mega solar parks to generate 2,000 MW solar electricity in Bundelkhand.

The developer has already identified 2,609 acres of private land and 242.3 acres of government land in six villages under the Garautha tehsil of Jhansi for the development of the solar park there.

As per the detailed project report (DPR), the total project cost of the Jhansi solar park is pegged at Rs3,013 crore of which Rs313.18 crore will be spent on the creation of the park and Rs2,700 crore will be used in setting up solar units in the park. The government will be providing 30 percent of the project cost. And the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd will be buying the power to be generated from the solar park.

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