Uttar Pradesh’s largest solar power plant inaugurated in Mirzapur

What: Mirzapur  Solar Power Plant

Where: Dadar Kalan, Uttar Pradesh

When: March 12, 2018

Who: PM Modi and French President Macron

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on March  12, 2018 inaugurated Uttar Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant Dadar Kalan village in Mirzapur district’s Chhanvey block.
  • Total Capacity: The total capacity  of the power plant is  75 MW. The solar plant will generate 15.6 crore units of electricity annually, about 1.30 crore units per month.
  • The Solar Power Plant is built at a cost of around Rs 500 crore by French firm ENGIE under International Solar Alliance. 
  • About 1,18,600 solar panels have been set up in over 380 acres on the hilly terrain of the Vindhyas range.
  • The power generated from the plant would be transmitted to Jigna sub-station of Mirzapur range of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. 
  • India has set the target of generating 175 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022. Out of which 100 gigawatts will be generated through solar power plants. 
  • Currently, the country’s renewable energy installed capacity is 63 GW. 

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