Welspun Renewables, India’s largest solar energy generator has set up the Bhatinda 34 MW solar power project in the Indian state of Punjab, which is the largest commissioned solar capacity to come up in the state.
This is Welspun Renewables’ first project in the state. It was completed in five months and will annually be feeding 48 million units of clean and emission free energy into the Punjab state grid, for next 25 years.
Spread across 140 acres in state’s Bhatinda district, in the next 25 years the project will have mitigated 1,331,525 tones of CO2 emissions.
The company is among the first few to set up a project in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman Welspun Renewables said:
“More than ever we need to exponentially build up the country’s renewable energy quotient Development is a necessity and to make it sustainable it has to be driven by clean emission free energy. Developed well within committed timelines, our projects are benchmarks in project management and optimal plant performance. Our 34 MW (DC) solar power plant is our first step in the state in this direction. While powering the state’s industries, we will also be working with our neighboring communities towards sustainable living.”
In response to Punjab state’s growing energy demands, a cumulative 4200 MW solar target has been announced for the state by the Punjab government.
In line with India’s proposed objective of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, Welspun Renewables has committed to establishing 11001 MW of renewable capacities across the country. In the next few years Welspun Renewables will be setting up 5 GW capacities, and of this 1 GW will be commissioned well within 2015-16.
The organization had also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up an additional 151 MW solar capacity.