SECI COMMISSIONS INDIA’S SECOND-LARGEST GRID-CONNECTED ROOFTOP SOLAR PROJECT IN UP
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has commissioned the country’s second largest rooftop solar PV power plant at GAIL’s Petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh. The 5.76 MWp solar plant would generate about 7,930,000 units of electricity per annum for GAIL’s captive use. The plant is expected to reduce approximately 6,000 tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide emission and contribute towards India’s goals under COP21 commitment.
“GAIL as a marketer of benign fuel is thrilled to integrate captive solar PV towards achieving lower carbon footprint at our major installation,” B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL said. The award for Turnkey execution of the project, including 5 years of operation and maintenance, was placed on Thermax Limited, selected through an open competitive bidding process by SECI.
“SECI being the PMC for this project is committed to provide its best services towards designing, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the project including its quality assurance to make it India’s best rooftop installation,” Jatindra Nath Swain, Managing Director at SECI said. SECI had also recently launched bids for 2 GW of ISTS-connected wind power and ISTSconnected solar power each.