K M Dayashankar
Singareni has synchronised 172 MWs of solar power against target of 300 MWs
Generated 102 million units of solar power after synchronisation with grid
PEDDAPALLI: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, which has forayed into solar power generation, has synchronised 172 MWs of solar power plants with the grid against the target of generating 300 MWs of solar power in the coal belt region of the north Telangana region.
Accordingly, the second power plant of 10 MWs of solar power was synchronised with the grid in the Ramagundam-3 division on Friday. In the first phase, the authorities had planned to generate 50 MWs of solar power in Ramagundam-3 division. Already 40 MWs of power was synchronised with the grid and on Friday the remaining 10 MWs was also added with the grid.
Already the SCCL had generated about 102 million units of solar power till August 12 with 162 MWs capacity. They were taking all measures to complete the remaining solar power plants in Kothagudem and other areas. Transco SE N Srinivas, Area general manager A Manohar, general manager (solar) DVVS Raju, General manager (APA) SVK Prasad, Solar consultant Muralidharan, GM (explosives) NV Rao, TGBKS leader M Raji Reddy and others were also present.
250 MWs floating solar power plant at LMD
On the other hand, the Singareni is all set to take up the solar floating power plant of 250 MWs capacity on the Lower Manair Dam reservoir on the outskirts of Karimnagar town. The LMD was having water in 81 square kilometre radius and the Singareni would be installing the solar power plant in eight square kilometres of water.