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The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Larsen & Toubro to develop a 50 MW grid-connected solar project in the Theni and Dindigul districts in Tamil Nadu.

The estimated project cost is Rs.2.87 billion (~$44.5 million) and the project completion timeframe is nine months. The EPC contractor will provide operation and maintenance services for a 10-year period.

In October 2016, Mercom reported, the NHPC issuing a notice inviting tenders to develop a 50 MW project in Tamil Nadu. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, to date, NHPC has a solar portfolio comprising 150 MW under-construction projects.

Saumy Prateek Saumy has been with as a staff reporter 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.