Bhoomi Pujan of 50 MW Solar Project by SGEL at Sonitpur, Assam

Bhoomi Pujan of 50 MW Solar Project by SGEL at Sonitpur, Assam

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today performed the bhoomi pujan ceremony of the 50 MW solar project being developed at Sonitpur, Assam by SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN. The 50 MW solar project is being developed in Sitalmari village of Barsola block under Dhekiajuli revenue area of Sonitpur district. It will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 291 crore. The project will generate 101 million units of green energy in the first year and total energy generation will be approximately 2,319 million units over a period of 25 years. The energy generated will be supplied to Assam Power Development Corporation Limited at Rs 3.92 per unit.

Shri Ashok Singhal, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of Assam; Tezpur MP Shri Pallab Lochan Das; Mr. Ganesh Kumar Limbu, MLA from Barachalla; Shri Ajay Tiwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Director (Finance), SJVN, Shri Akhileshwar Singh; CEO, SGEL, Shri Ajay Singh; and MD, APDCL, Shri Rakesh Kumar were present at the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony.

SJVN Limited, a Mini Ratna-Category-I and Schedule-'A' Central Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, commenced its operations on 24 May, 1988 as a Joint Venture of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Had started the journey. This listed company SJVN has undertaken thirteen projects with total installed capacity of 2377 MW and 123 km of transmission lines. SJVN has diversified into almost all forms of energy i.e. Hydro, Thermal, Wind, Solar, Power Trading and Transmission.

Going forward SJVN aims to grow by setting ambitious targets to achieve the shared vision of 25,000 MW installed capacity by the year 2030 and 50,000 MW installed capacity by the year 2040. This shared vision has been prepared in line with the commitment of the Government. India will generate 50% of its electricity capacity from non-fossil-fuel-based energy sources by 2030.


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