Assam Installs Another 25 MW Solar Project

Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, inaugurated a 25 MW solar power plant in the Kamrup district of the state on Wednesday, 21st July. Developed by Azure Power, the Boko Solar Park will generate 5.70 crore units of electricity annually. Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) will procure the power at a fixed rate of Rs. 3.24 per unit for 25 years.

The facility at Bhalukghata, Boko was built under the Build, Own, Operate (BOO) model.

The solar project is one of the four projects under the Assam Solar Energy Policy 2017. While a 25 MW solar plant was inaugurated in Udalguri district on Tuesday, two more projects of similar nature in Nagaon and Silchar will be commissioned soon.

According to the chief minister, the solar park will enhance solar energy generation, create employment opportunities and prevent environmental degradation. Moreover, the state is taking steps to set up solar projects in various locations to boost power generation.

He further stated that Assam does not want to restrict itself to conventional energy sources and aims to develop its renewable energy capacity. Hence, a target of meeting 50% of state’s power demand through solar energy by 2026 has been set.

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Resource: The Economic Times