MP Government To Start World’s Largest Floating Solar Project Of 600 MW By 2023

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  • The estimated investment in this project stands at Rs 3,000 crore
  • Tender for the study of environmental and social impact of the project area is also being issued

The Renewable Energy Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Hardeep Singh Dang has said that world’s largest solar energy project of 600 MW which will be constructed at Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. It will begin the power generation by the year 2022-2023.

The estimated investment in this project stands at Rs 3,000 crore as per an official release quoting the state’s new and renewable energy minister Hardeep Singh Dang. The International Finance Corporation, World Bank and Power Grid have expressed in-principle consent for providing aid for the project development.

Primary feasibility study of the project has been completed in collaboration with the World Bank

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The minister said that the primary feasibility study of the project has been completed in collaboration with the World Bank. The project is likely to begin power generation by year 2022-23, he added. Dang said that the work of transmission line route survey will begin from the project area to Khandwa sub-station by power grid this month.

Floating solar panels of 600 MW power generation capacity

Tender for the study of environmental and social impact of the project area is also being issued. Dang said that the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company has agreed to purchase 400 MW power from the project.

The project will have floating solar panels of 600 MW power generation capacity in the backwaters of Omkareshwar dam. It is estimated that in two years, the project will start providing cheap and good quality power. The release said that electricity will be produced in about 2000-hectare water area by installing solar panels in the dam. Solar panels will float on the surface of the water in the reservoir. When the water level of the dam is low, it will automatically adjust upwards and downwards.

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