Welspun Energy Ltd (WEL), a power generation company in India, has commissioned its 151 (DC) MW solar project located in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.
The plant was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, in the presence of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The project, one of the largest solar projects in the world, is located in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. It is estimated to deliver solar power to 6,24,000 homes in Madhya Pradesh, Welspun said.
Inaugurating the plant, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said, “Our nation has set ambitious goals to achieve energy security through renewable sources. Projects like these are a perfect example of what should be done to achieve these goals. Using clean energy in the present will help secure a greener world for the future generations – and this is a priority for us.”
Modi also added such projects will help create employment opportunities for people and bring healthy competition in the market. It will benefit the community at large, he added.
The project is another milestone for Madhya Pradesh that has set a legally binding target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. Projects like these will help achieve those targets, said Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Welspun Energy has so far built 600 MW clean energy, of which 217 MW clean energy projects are operational. The company has set a target of developing 1750 GW of solar and wind power projects by 2017. The Neemuch project has been commissioned eight months ahead of schedule, the company said.
“This 151 (DC) MW solar project is an achievement for us and places our nation on the world map of leading renewable energy producers,” said Vineet Mittal, MD Welspun Energy. “Our engineering expertise has enabled us to complete the project ahead of schedule. This project will help India meet its clean and green power requirements substantially.”