Paradip Port to have 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

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)
1 Vizag Port 15 6.25 3.75
2 Paradip Port 20 10
3 Kolkata Port 2.32 0.01 0.15 2.16
4 New Mangalore Port 11.19 0.35 4.84
5 Kamrajar Port 2 0.24
6 V.O. Chidam- baranar Port 5.5 5.5
7 Kandla Port 0.175 0.175
8 Chennai Port 0.5 0.1 0.4
9 Mumbai Port 0.605 0.125 0.48
10 Cochin Port 0.15 0.15
11 Mormugao Port 0.2 0.2
12 Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust 25 25
Total 82.64 6.84 15.885 37.16

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