Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the ministry of power, has started site inspection in the state to identify locations to generate green energy in Goa.
A senior officer said that the survey to identify sites would be concluded this week. EESL will set up 1,000 mega watts of decentralized power in the state.
India’s first convergence project to generate green energy for rural and agriculture consumption is set to come up in the state. Recently, EESL and the Goa government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discuss the roll out of the affordable clean power project.
In Goa, EESL will install solar projects in a first-of-its-kind large scale programme where vacant/unused land provided by village panchayats or the electricity board will be utilised.
The solar power plant will be installed with capacities ranging from 500kW to 2MW, depending on the size of the land. This will enable power distribution companies to supply power during the day and reduce transmission losses.