Assam Sets Sights On Green Future With 25 MW Solar Plant

The project, a joint venture between Assam Power Generation Corporation and Oil India Limited, is expected to be completed by July 2025
The Namrup plant will cost Rs 115 crore, and once operational, it will contribute to the state's multi-pronged strategy to transition to a green energy regime.
The Namrup plant will cost Rs 115 crore, and once operational, it will contribute to the state's multi-pronged strategy to transition to a green energy regime.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the state aims to produce 3,000 MW of solar power by 2027.

He said that laying the foundation stone for a 25-mw solar power plant in Namrup, Dibrugarh, would be the state's contribution to the environment.

"We are already in the process of producing 200 megawatts of solar power. Sarma stated that the rest of the work will begin this year.

The Namrup plant will cost Rs 115 crore, and once operational, it will contribute to the state's multi-pronged strategy to transition to a green energy regime, he said.

The project, a joint venture between Assam Power Generation Corporation and Oil India Limited, is expected to be completed by July 2025.

Sarma stated that when he was sworn in as chief minister in 2021, the state's peak-hour demand was 1,800 mw, which has since increased to 2,500 mw due to an increase in the number of industries and village electrification.

The state generates only 419 megawatts of power and must purchase approximately 2,100 megawatts per day, he stated.

"Initiatives such as the Namrup solar power project will increase the state's power generation capacity and significantly reduce reliance on power purchased from outside the state," he said.

According to Sarma, seven solar power plants are currently operational in the state, producing 175 megawatts per day.

The power plants in Sonitpur district's Barchalla and Dhubri district's Khudigaon are in various stages of development, and construction on the 1,000-mw solar power plant in Karbi Anglong will begin soon, he said.

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