SJVNL to develop energy park in Gujarat

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a company that owns and operates India’s largest hydropower project, Tuesday signed a pact with Hindustan Salt Ltd to develop ultra mega hybrid renewable energy park in Gujarat.

The park will be developed on the land of Hindustan Salt Ltd in Kharaghoda, which has the generation capacity of solar power from 3,500 to 4,200 MW and wind power from 600 to 800 MW.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by SJVNL chief managing director R.P. Singh and Hindustan Salt Ltd chief managing director A.K. Jain.
Singh said SJVNL is already in process of setting up a 5 MW solar project in the Charnka Solar Park in Gujarat. The project would be established in 100,033 sq m area allotted by Gujarat Power Development Corporation Ltd.
On commissioning, the project would generate 8.10 million units of solar energy.
SJVNL operates India’s largest 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station, both in Himachal Pradesh.
It has also entered the field of wind energy with the development of 47.6 MW Khirvire Wind Power Project in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
Presently, SJVNL has the installed capacity around 2,000 MW from its three operative projects.