Solarisation of Ports


The Government  proposes to implement utility-scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant projects at various major ports across the country. The funds for establishment of solar power projects are arranged by the major ports from their own resources and no funds have been released from the Ministry.

Following are the objectives:

(i)              Part of the Green Port Initiative launched by this Ministry.

(ii)            Contributing to reduction in carbon emissions and consequently improving environment.

(iii)          Reduce cost of power purchased from grid by utilization of solar power for power generation.

(iv)          Meeting with Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) as mandated by State Governments.

The details, objectives and present status of  Solar Power  Projects, Port-wise, are at  Annexure.

Annexure S.

No.PortsTotal capacity proposed (MW)Commissioned till date/ present status (MW)Balance to be comm. by Mar’17 (MW)Planned for commissioning in FY 2017-18 and later (MW)

1Vizag Port156.253.75-2Paradip Port20–103Kolkata Port2.320.010.152.164New Mangalore Port11.190.354.84-5Kamrajar Port2-0.24-6V.O. Chidam- baranar Port5.5-5.5-7Kandla Port0.175-0.175-8Chennai Port0.50.10.4-9Mumbai Port0.6050.1250.48-10Cochin Port0.15-0.15-11Mormugao Port0.2-0.2-12Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust25–25


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