Singareni Collieries inaugurates 37 MW solar power plant at Kothagudem

State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) inaugurated a 37 megawatts solar plant at Kothagudem on Wednesday.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Sep 2021 4:15 AM GMT
Singareni Collieries inaugurates 37 MW solar power plant at Kothagudem

Hyderabad: State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) inaugurated a 37 megawatts solar plant at Kothagudem on Wednesday.

Solar plants with a capacity of 300 megawatts are being set up by Singareni. Of which, plants with 172 megawatts capacity have been completed. Singareni collieries is the first coal company to enter into the solar power sector.

The 37 megawatts solar plant was inaugurated by SCCL Directors N.Balaram and D.Satyanarayana. Singareni has crossed the 200 megawatts milestone.

Company Chairman and Managing Director N. Sridhar conveyed his congratulations and instructed the concerned departments. The third phase should be completed by this year-end.

The company directors said that Singareni is setting up solar plants as part of environmental protection measures. They said almost 120 crore rupees are being saved.

Singareni decided to set up 13 plants with 300 megawatts capacity in 8 areas. He said these plants will be completed in 3 phases.

In the first phase, BHEL was handed over a contract to complete power plants in Ramagundam, Manuguru, Yellandu, and STPP.

Adani construction Company was given a contract to complete four plants with a capacity of 90 MW in Kothagudem, Mandamarri-A, Mandamarri-B, and Bhupalpally. It has been completed and with this Singareni has reached solar power generation of 209 MW.

Already 122.3 million units of solar power have been generated by September 21.

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