05 Sep Coal India to develop 600MW solar plants in four states
State-run mining company Coal India will build solar plants totalling 600MW across four states under the second phase of its goal to set up a total of 1,000MW clean energy plants.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has already suggested tenders for development of solar capacity in the second phase.
Coal India has signed a deal with SECI to build 1,000MW of solar power plants in different areas of the country.
“In the first phase, CIL is going to set up 2×100 MW solar power plants in the state of Madhya Pradesh,” announced Coal India.
“In the second phase CIL is going to develop a capacity of 600 MW in the solar parks of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Maharashtra for which NIT (notice inviting tender) has already been floated by SECI.”
CIL has issued a Green Energy Commitment letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for developing 1,000MW of solar power projects during 2014-19, to promote the government’s green initiatives.