CEEW's comments on Rewa solar park project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today dedicated Asia’s largest solar power project, the Rewa solar power project in Madhya Pradesh, to the nation. The new 750 MW Solar Power plant Project has been set up at Rewa, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. PM Modi inaugurated the solar power project by video conferencing.
Stating that India is among the top 5 nations in the world in terms of solar energy, PM Modi added that solar energy is the medium of energy for the 21st century. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this Solar Power project in Rewa consists of three solar power generating units, each having a capacity of 250 MW and each located on a 500 hectare plot of land, which is situated inside a Solar Park.
Commenting on the inauguration of the new solar park project, Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Lead, The Council on Energy Environment and Water says, “Rewa solar park project has been a pioneering effort from India to demonstrate the innovation on Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), Reverse Auction Bid mechanism, achieving the scale and coordination between centre and state. Our Prime Minister has clearly articulated the various benefits offered by solar power beyond clean electricity. Apart from the local employment creation, significant demand for solar power would support domestic manufacturing of solar modules and other plant equipment, contributing towards making India AatmaNirbhar." -