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.