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Mini Ratna SJVNL to set up 200 MW solar power project in Punjab; looking for suitable land in Punjab

Mini Ratna SJVNL to set up 200 MW solar power project in Punjab; looking for suitable land in Punjab

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ December 15,2023

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) a Mini Ratna, Category-I and Schedule –‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) under administrative control of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India is going to set up a Solar Power Projects (s) upto 200 MW capacity in Punjab.

To setup 200 MW capacity solar power projects, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) is looking after a land upto 1000 acres in the state.

As per sources, SJVNL wants to “outrightly purchase/‘lease for 28 Years’ of Land up to 1000 Acres with all requisite statutory clearances inclusive of chain link fencing around the periphery of the Land & obtaining connectivity with STU for setting up Solar Power Project(s) upto 200 MW capacity in the State of Punjab.”

As per Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) officails “bidder shall submit details of proposed land for development of Solar Project. The bidder may offer multiple land parcels upto cumulative area of 1500 Acres wherein single connected land parcel shall be either of 250 Acres or in multiple of 250 Acres maximum upto 1000 Acres. The offered single connected land parcels which are less than 250 Acres shall not be accepted. In case the offered Land Parcel by the bidder is more than 250 Acres but not in the Multiples of 250 Acres, then the Land parcel area shall be corrected to the multiple of 250 Acres and the prices quoted by the bidder for that Land Parcel shall also be corrected/prorated.”

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Solar Power (Not an original project picture)

Ajay Kumar Singh, CEO (Projects) of SGEL (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Green Energy Limited) said “the land can be of single chunk or may be in four parts of 1000 acres i.e. 250 acres. These small chunks of 250 acres land can be at different places or areas in the state. The main requirement about the land is that the nearest power sub-station must have the transmission line availability that can accept the generated power to transmit it. “

Mini Ratna SJVNL to set up 200 MW solar power project in Punjab; looking for suitable land in Punjab. Singh further added that “the generated power will be given to Punjab for 25 years. The State Transmission Utility (STU) Grid Sub-Station (GSS) should not be more than 15 kilometers away from the nearest portion of the land.”

Recently, in august SJVN Ltd has inked two pacts with Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) to supply 1,200 MW of solar power from its projects. The information was shared by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann .

SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL), SJVN’s arm, proposed the rate of Rs 2.53 per unit for the supply of 1,000 MW and Rs 2.75 per unit for another 200 MW. The rates have been fixed for 25 years and PSPCL will not pay any transmission charges and for transmission losses.

CM Mann had described the 1,200-MW agreement as the biggest solar power purchase pact in the country.

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