Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, which he says will reduce emissions equivalent to about 15 lakh tons of carbon dioxide each year. It is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world developed on 1,590 hectares of land in Gurh Tehsil of the Rewa district. The project will have three units of 250 MW each.
India has joined the group of nations going the extra mile to harness cleaner energy sources and ensure a cleaner and greener future by launching Asia’s largest solar power project. The 750 megawatt ultra mega solar power plant being built in Madhya Pradesh has been dubbed the Ultra Mega Rewa Solar Power Project. It is touted to dramatically reduce the country’s emissions by an amount equivalent to 15 lakh tons of carbon dioxide annually, the Hindustan Times reported.
Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMSL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam (MPUVNL), consists of three 250 MW solar power generating units each. The solar energy units will be located on a 500 hectare plot within a 1,500 hectare solar park. RUMSL has received financial assistance of Rs 138 crore from the Center to develop the park.
Mahindra Renewables Pvt, Arinsun Clean Energy Pvt and ACME Jaipur Solar Power Pvt are building the three solar power generating units.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which has a vast electricity-dependent urban rail network, is a client of the solar project, which was built with an investment of Rs 4.5 billion. The DMRC will receive 24 percent of the energy supply from the Rewa solar project, with the balance going to distribution companies (discoms) in Madhya Pradesh.