Solar projects aggregating 110 MW have been commissioned in the state of Uttarakhand with another 65 MW expected to be commissioned by the end of March 2017.
ACME Solar, Rays Power, Profigate and Omkar PowerTech have commissioned their respective projects, commented a source at Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA). Punj Lloyd’s 30 MW project, Emami’s 20 MW project, JLTM’s 5 MW project, Vishal Techno’s 5 MW project and RP Infra’s 5 MW project are expected to be commissioned before end of March 2017, added the UREDA official.
The official further added that most of the pending projects are large and solar system components were already delivered to the project site, implying that commissioning was imminent.
Projects aggregating 6 MW by A.R Solar, Impex India, Hydro Power Engineers and Makin Developers are expected to take an extra 10 days to be commissioned, commented the UREDA official. The entire 6 MW is in one place and all structures and engineering, procurement, and construction is ready; developers are just waiting for modules. These projects are expected to be commissioned by April 10, 2017, added the UREDA official.
Mercom previously reported that due to disagreement between UREDA and the state DISCOM (distribution company) the commissioning dates for the entire 181 MW had been extended.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Uttarakhand has a total installed large-scale solar capacity of 145 MW.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.