K M Dayashankar
Process intensified for 250 MWs of floating solar power plant at LMD reservoir in Karimnagar town
Singareni already producing 172 MWs of solar power
PEDDAPALLI: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, which has diversified into thermal power and solar (land based) power generation along with its core business of coal mining, has decided to start floating solar power generation in the reservoirs holding water throughout the year.
Accordingly, the first such floating solar power of 15 MWs capacity is coming up on the reservoir waters of the Jaipur thermal power plant in Mancherial district. The first phase of the 5 MWs floating solar power plant would be commissioned by December this year.
At a meeting with the officials at Singareni bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday, Singareni C&MD N Sridhar instructed the officials to complete the commissioning of 5 MWs of floating solar power plant at Jaipur thermal power plant reservoir by December end this year and the remaining 10 MWs by March end in 2022.
Appreciating the officials for the commissioning of 172 MWs of solar power plant in various parts of the Singareni in three phases, he informed the authorities to expedite the remaining 10 MWs of solar power plant at Ramagundam-3 division and 37 MWs in Kothagudem by this month end to complete the installed solar power plant capacity at 219 MWs in Singareni.
He also informed the officials to expedite the process of completion of tenders for the execution of 250 MWs floating solar power plant at LMD reservoir on the outskirts of Karimnagar town by this year end. Director (E&M) D Satyanarayana Rao, Chief technical consultant Sanjay Kumar Sur, Chief (O&M) JS Singh, GM (NTPC) GVP Sastri, GM (solar) DVSS Raj and others were also present.