Power Minister Saurabhbhai Patel and minister of state for energy Pradip Singh Jadeja Said that in the area of renewable energy production, Gujarat will be moved forward in the country. For this, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has set a target of 15000 MW renewable energy in three years with a capital investment of about Rs 1 lakh crore. It plans to generate 10 thousand Mw of electricity by solar power and 5000 MW of wind power.
For solar power generation, the solar park will be built in Dholera Sir of 5000 MW. For this solar park, the tender of 1000 MW will be released soon. Along with the decision to set up a 700 MW Solar power Plant and a 500 MW solar power plant in Harshad in Radha-Naseda in Banaskantha. Any company will search for the land and set up the plant and produce solar power, of which the price will be less than that, the government would buy 500 MW of solar power.
Apart from this, solar power plants of 20 MW and above will be installed on additional government land lying unutilized near 66KV substations across the state. For this, a total of 50 Substations have been taken into account in the initial phase. The tender will be issued to buy solar power produced and the government will buy electricity. This initiative aims to produce about 3 thousand MW of solar energy.
Patel said that for the first time in the country, the Gujarat Government has adopted a new approach to adopt a new approach in which any person, institution, small company or co-operative society will be able to produce half an MW.
Pipavav port the central Government has also decided to set up a 1000 MW wind power project in the sea at pipavav port of Gujarat for their first time in the country. The state government has agreed to buy the entire share of wind energy produced by this project before the central Government. Tender for this increase the employment opportunities in Pipavav.