Chauri Nagar solar power facility, set to be the world’s biggest, will get power in 2022 by the end of this decade by building solar panels on the site, according to a company official.
Chauri’s plan for solar power plants on the Namghaburangar hills has been in the pipeline for the last 10 years, and the project was approved by the power ministry for the first time in December last year, the official said.
The project, at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore, will be located on the outskirts of the city of Nagpur and will have a capacity of 15,000 MW, the source added.
The power generated by Chauri will be used for power generation at the site and for distribution to the district, the executive officer of Chauri, Sudhir Singh, told The Times Of India.
The Namghiburu project is expected to generate between 30,000 and 35,000 megawatts, he added.
Chauri, which has two solar power projects on its portfolio, is owned by two investors: Indian Oil Corp and Bharat Solar.
It is also a subsidiary of the conglomerate Reliance Industries, which owns the Delhi-based Mahindra Group.