Wind power will be available at Rs 2.44/unit from four wind plants of the state. At the same time, two new plants for biomass-based power generation will be set up.
Additional Chief Secretary Energy Subodh Aggarwal said that this rate has been fixed through tender through Solar Energy Corporation (SECI), which will be the lowest rate for wind power purchase. He said that earlier, power was being purchased from these plants at the rate of Rs 5.71 under the contract. The rate is fixed afresh after the completion of the contract period.
Aggarwal disclosed this in the meeting of the board of directors of Rajasthan Energy Development Corporation. He said that after the expiry of the contract period of RSMML, FFR Software, Amazon Power LALP and Ushdev Engitech, electricity will now be available at the rate of Rs 2.44.
This has paved the way for getting electricity at a cheaper rate in the coming time in the event of continuation of further production in the state from other power projects which are to be completed in the coming time. He informed that two biomass power projects will be set up in the state near Fagi in Jaipur district and Chhatarpur in Bikaner. About 22.9 MW of electricity will be generated from these projects.
He said that according to the demand of electricity in the state, a comparative study would be conducted to strengthen the monitoring system of purchase and sale rates so that the system could be made more effective.