Wednesday, July 23, 2014

102 MW capacity in solar power plants in TN

 Government has installed a capacity of 102 MW of solar power plants under various schemes across the state and proposed to add another 708 MW, the Assembly was informed today.

Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan said as a first step to implement effectively the Solar Power Policy, announced by Chief Minister J , roof-top Solar Power Plant of 60 KW has been installed at the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) head-office.

He also said TANGEDCO has already issued letters of intent to establish solar power plants of 708 MW capacity to 52 developers and approval of rate and power purchase agreements from Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) was being awaited.

Since some consumer association has filed a petition with Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Solar Purchase Obligation (SPO) fixed by TNERC, APTEL has set aside the TNERC order fixing Solar Purchase Obligation.

"TANGEDCO has filed an appeal petition in the Supreme Court against the APTEL order," the Minister said.

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