Rajasthan to get the biggest solar power investment of Rs 4000 crore

Rajasthan Solarpark Development Corporation Ltd (RSDCL) a subsidiary of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL), Rajasthan and NTPC Ltd. will sign Implementation Support Agreement (ISA) for development of solar power projects of 925 MW in Nokh Solar Park in Nokh, Jaisalmer Rajasthan. The agreement will be inked between NTPC and state officials at a ceremony to be held in state capital Jaipur on Thursday. 

The aforesaid agreement follows rounds of discussion between NTPC and RSDCL officials and will bring to Rajasthan the biggest investment in state’s solar power sector. The NTPC board has already approved of the investment in a meeting held on February 7, 2020 and signing of the ISA will officially mark commencement of the investment inflow to state.

Nokh Solar Park being developed by RSDCL is spread in nearly 1856 hectares of land and will be connected to PGCIL 765 kV Bhadla-II sub-station. RSDCL will develop the basic infrastructure at the park at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore while NTPC will develop Solar PV projects in the park and bring in an estimated investment of Rs. 4000 crore. The park is proposed to have four projects, three of 245 MW each to be developed in EPC mode and one of 190 MW in developer mode. For power evacuation system, RSDCL will construct 4 park pooling substations and transmission lines for Nokh solar park.

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