RENEWABLE ENERGY

Kutch hybrid energy park expected to generate 41,500MW

The state government has paved the way for setting up of the ambitious solar and wind parks project in Kutch district by expediting the process of land acquisition for the hybrid energy park. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had been regularly seeking updates on the project of national importance for the past two years.

Sources in the government said 60,000 hectares of land will be allocated for the project in one go. The solar and wind parks project in Kutch is expected to generate 41,500 MW power. The PMO has given the deadline of 2022 for completion of the project, which has been running more than two years behind schedule.

The energy park is expected to attract investment of around Rs 1.35 lakh crore. This is one of the select projects of national importance that the PM reviews at his monthly PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) system.

There is a strong buzz in the secretariat that PM Modi could lay the foundation stone for the Kutch hybrid renewable energy park during his likely visit to Gujarat either in September or in October.

Source
Times Of India
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