Odisha has proposed setting up a 1000 MW solar park in the state, which will require about 5000 acres of land. There is a possibility that the park will be developed in clusters on account lack of availability of single plot of land.
The Haryana government ushered in 2016 with a new Solar Policy which aims to add 4 GW of solar power by 2022 at the recently held ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit’, which was organised partially to seek fresh investments in the renewable energy, especially solar power sector.
As the cost of setting up solar power projects is decreasing, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) will reduce the solar power tariff for new plants coming up in the state. GERC will introduce the reverse bidding system for sale of solar power in the state.
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will enter into a partnership with the Solar Engineering Corporation of India to establish a new joint venture company called ‘Renewable Energy Corporation of Kerala’ in order to set up a 200 MW solar park in Kasaragod.
Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power Coal & New and Renewable Energy is all set to inaugurate a two day conference in Kerala, starting from 6 November to bring together power, renewable energy and mines ministers of states and Union Territories for discussing a host of issues relating to the sector.