In a big push, Andhra Pradesh to have ‘Green Corridor’
[ezcol_1half]HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh government, with an eye on the carbon credit market, has decided to go for ‘green power’ on a massive scale. The state plans to produce 9,000 MW solar and wind power in the next five years to earn clean development mechanism (CDM) benefits from carbon credit exchanges. It will establish a ‘Green Corridor’ with several ‘clean energy’ power projects.
“We have planned to produce 5,000 MW solar power and 4,000 MW wind power in joint ventures with major companies in this sector in the coming five years,” Ajay Jain, principal secretary, energy, Andhra Pradesh, told STOI. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Major government-owned companies are also planning to set up largescale solar power projects. NTPC Limited and NVVN Limited have plans to build solar power projects with a capacity of 1,000 MW.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited had signed an agreement to set up 1,000 MW solar power project in Mahbubnagar district during the Kiran Kumar Reddy regime. Now, AP government is trying to rope in the company to set up the project in either Chittoor or Anantapur.
Source : timesofindia