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Rajasthan govt to set up 30,000 MW solar capacity in five years

The state has come up with a new Solar Policy in which the government is giving a host of incentives

Government of Rajasthan, Solar power plants, Energy parks, Solar Policy, Rajasthan, Banking of energy for captive consumption, Ultra mega renewable energy park, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Solar power generation, PSUs, NHPC, NTPC, PFC, Tehri Hydro Power, Sutlej Jal Vidyut

The government of Rajasthan has envisaged plans to set up 30,000 MW of solar power plants in the next five years. The government is in talks with leading private and state-run companies to develop energy parks. This will add to an already installed capacity of around 50,000 MW in the state.

The state has come up with a new Solar Policy in which the government is giving a host of incentives, including relaxations in stamp duty, electricity duty and transmission and wheeling charges. It is also allowing banking of energy for captive consumption and third-party sale on yearly basis.

Recently, the Central government allocated Rajasthan a 25,000 MW ultra mega renewable energy park. The state government has identified land bank of 1,25,000 ha in three districts-- Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur—for this park. The park will solely be developed by central public sector units engaged in solar power generation.

The state government is looking to install solar plants of 10,000 MW in next three years in Phase-I. It is in talks with many PSUs including NHPC, NTPC, PFC, Tehri Hydro Power and Sutlej Jal Vidyut among few others. While NTPC is looking for 5,000 MW, others are aiming at 1,000 MW each.

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