New Delhi: The Minister of State for Shipping, Pon. Radhakrishnan informed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Government proposes to implement utility-scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant projects at various major ports across the country. The funds for establishment of solar power projects are arranged by the major ports from their own resources and no funds have been released from the Ministry.
The ministry will follow the objectives of being part of the Green Port Initiative and contribute to reduction in carbon emissions and consequently improving environment. The minister also informed that it will reduce cost of power purchased from grid by utilization of solar power for power generation and will also meet with Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) as mandated by State Governments.
The details, objectives and present status of Solar Power Projects, Port-wise, as given by the ministry is
|Ports||Total capacity proposed (MW)||Commissioned till date/ present status (MW)||Balance to be comm. by Mar’17 (MW)||Planned for commissioning in FY 2017-18 and later (MW)|
|4||New Mangalore Port||11.19||0.35||4.84||–|
|6||V.O. Chidam- baranar Port||5.5||–||5.5||–|
|12||Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust||25||–||–||25|