Andhra Pradesh: Mega solar power projects await nod of judicial panel
Amaravati: Fast-tracking mega solar power projects for the agriculture sector, the state government has sent tender documents to the Judicial Preview Commission (JPC). The tenders will be invited from the developers after getting the green signal from JPC. The government has targeted launch of power plants capable of producing 6,050 MW in the first phase. The plants are coming up in four district — Kadapa, Kurnool, Ananthapuram and Prakasam.
AP Green Energy Corporation Limited (APGECL) will be the nodal agency to implement the solar generation projects in the state. The APGECL is taking up all the projects under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model with different capacities in different locations. The state government is planning to produce nearly 10,000 mw of solar power for supply to the agriculture sector.
“We will provide land on lease basis to the developer and it will be the complete responsibility of the project proponent to procure and establish the grid-connected power plants,” APGECL CEO S Ramana Reddy told TOI. He said that they have routed all the project proposals to the judicial preview commission to maintain transparency as part of the state government’s policy to send all the projects worth more than Rs.100 crore for the scrutiny of judicial preview commission.