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July 21, 2020

PM Modi to inaugurate Asia’s largest 750-MW Rewa solar plant this week: All you need to know

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Asia’s largest 750-megawatt (MW) Rewa ultra-mega solar power project in Madhya Pradesh on 10 July.

What makes this project so different from the rest?

It is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world developed on 1,590 hectare of land in Gurh tehsil of Rewa district.

The project will have three units of 250 MW each.

Mahindra RenewablesACME Solar Holdings, and Solengeri Power emerged as the winners for the project’s three units at tariffs of Rs 2.979, Rs 2.970, and Rs 2.974, respectively, for the first year.

International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of World Bank group, has invested close to $440 million or Rs 2,800 crore in the project.

The project would lead to avoiding 15.4 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide generation every year.

Power Grid Corporation of India has developed the 220/400 KV inter-state transmission system under green corridor to facilitate evacuation of power from the project site to consumers.

The project includes 3 X 33/220 KV pooling sub-stations constructed through a World Bank loan for evacuation of power.

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