Indian hydropower utility NHPC Limited has received the go-ahead to develop two solar power projects with 260 MW combined capacity in the state of Bihar. (Photo Credit: NHPC Limited)
- The State Investment Promotion Board of Bihar has given approval to NHPC for two solar power projects in the state
- These will be divided into two projects of 250 MW and a partially floating plant of 10 MW capacity
- The 250 MW project will be located in Gaya and will require an investment of 2.29 billion INR ($33.35 million)
- Another 10 MW project will be set up for a cost of 460 million INR ($6.7 million) in the wetlands of Khagaria
Indian hydropower utility NHPC Limited has received the go-ahead to develop two solar power projects with 260 MW combined capacity in the state of Bihar.
The approval has come from the State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB), reported The Telegraph India. The two projects will be developed for a total investment of2.75 billion INR ($40 million). Out of the two projects, one will have 250 MW capacity and will be located in Gaya. It will cost 2.29 billion INR ($33.35 million).
The second project will have 10 MW capacity. Its location will be the wetlands of Khagaria and it will cost 460 million INR ($6.7 million). It will be partially a floating project, according to the newspaper. The Gaya project is part of the capacity building effort in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas, while the Khagaria project will benefit extremely backward castes (EBC), it stated.
Mercom India Research reported that once due diligence is complete, NHPC will hire an EPC to set up the projects.
Recently, NHPC launched a tender to look for an EPC contractor for a 10 MW floating solar power plant in Kerala.