The Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) recently entered into an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 210 megawatt (MW) renewable energy with assured peak to ensure 24x7 green power supply to identified areas. Initially Rajgir, Bodh Gaya and parts of Patna are targeted to get green energy.
The agreement was signed on Friday in the presence of BSPHCL chief managing director Sanjeev Hans, North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited managing director (MD) Prabhakar, South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited MD Mahendra Kumar and officials from BSPHCL and SECI.
This agreement is in sync with the vision of chief minister Nitish Kumar to promote solar energy, one of the key objectives of Jal-JeevanHariyali-Abhiyan, Hans said after the signing of the agreement, adding, initially the supply of green power will be made available to Rajgir, Bodh Gaya and some important areas of Patna (Bihar Museum, Vidhan Sabha, Patna High Court and Vidyut Bhawan).
He further pointed out that this initiative will help Bihar in achieving the distinction of being a pioneer state in the country by providing 24x7 green power to its towns.
According to Hans, the agreement with SECI will replace about 700 million units per year of conventional energy with green power which in turn will reduce CO2 emission by about 630 million tonne per annum. The average cost of green power will be Rs. 4.03 per kilowatt.
Terming the agreement as a landmark initiative, It is our collective commitment and desire to achieve the national commitment towards climate control. It is gladdening indeed to have joined hands with BSPHCL for a great environmental cause.
Under this scheme, the daytime power will be made available through solar generation.