MP attends crucial meet on Solar Power projects

Port Blair
8 Aug 2017

The Member of Parliament, A & N Islands, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Mr Sanjeev Khirwar, Commissioner (Power), A & N Administration and others senior officers of Power Ministry, senior officers of MNRE, NTPC, NLC, REIL, PGCL & SECI attended a meeting chaired by Mr Anand Kumar, Secretary, MNRE,GOI to discussed implementation of  Solar Power Projects in A & N Islands recently.
The meeting was informed that with regard to set up of Energy Management Centre by Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) in A & N Islands, it is decided that A & N Administration would write formal letter to Ministry of Power for sanction of fund for EMC, either under PSDF or any other funds/Scheme. Since EMC is critical in A & N Islands, it was requested that the M.P. Andaman will make a request to Ministry of Power for sanction of Fund for EMC by PGCIL, in regard to Solar Power Projects with Battery Storage by NTPC(17MW Plus 8MW) in A & N Islands, it has been decided that the Administration would immediately write a formal letter to Ministry of Power for sanction funds for associated transmission system works for NTPC’s(17 MW plus 8MW). It is also requested that the M.P. Andaman will make a similar request to Ministry of Power for sanction of Fund for transmission works for NTPC’s Solar Projects.
The Member of Parliament also placed certain suggestions and requests during the meeting which include sanction of 1000 to 1500 solar home lights system each for encroachers of forest area and rural area under 90% subsidy by MNRE, expediting the Solar Power Projects in A & N Islands by NTPC, NLC, REIL and EMC  by Power Grid, expediting the Projects of 8 MW plant by NLC at Fultala,17 MW plant by NLC at Kishori Nagar, 5 MW floating solar plant at Kalpong and  3 MW  plant by REIL at Hutbay, expedite RE Technologies like wave energy, bio mass and wind energy, improvement of power situation in A&N Islands, making necessary immediate arrangement for functional of KW level old solar power plant installed by BHEL with support of MNRE, exploring possibilities for installation of solar panels on tin roofs/roof not having enough load bearing capacity and utilization of vacant Panchayat land/ Grazing land etc at Ferrargunj, Betapur, Diglipur, Madhupur, Sitanagar, HutBay etc, for setting up of solar power plants/renewal energy power plant.