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22 proposals for generating 20 Mw of solar power in Haryana  

Haryana shortlists players for solar power plants
The Haryana Government has shortlisted 22 proposals for generating 20 Mw of solar power in the State.

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Partap Singh said after having entered into memorandum of understanding with Haryana Power Purchase Centre. The developers had applied for final online registration with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).

After the scrutiny of papers, IREDA would issue the and thereafter the developers would enter into power purchase agreement with the utilities and execute the projects. The solar power plants of 20 Mw would be installed during the current financial year, he added.

The minister said that the state government had also sanctioned a number of power projects for generating electricity through renewable energy sources. A detailed project report for setting up of five biomass power projects of 39 Mw capacities had been approved by the state government and action had been initiated by the developers to set up these projects. The electricity generated from these projects would be purchased by the power utilities on the rates decided by the regulatory commission, he added.

The minister said that Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency had implemented a first of its kind special project for the installation of solar photovoltaic street lighting system in the scheduled castes (SC) dominated villages having 50 per cent or more SC population.

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