Thiruvananthapuram | A 200 megawatt Solar Park will be set up at Kasaragod with a Central assistance of Rs 40 crore.
In reply to questions, State Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed informed the state Assembly that the project would be jointly implemented by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Kerala State Electricity Board(KSEB).
He said the state government had already decided to acquire the necessary land for the project in which the state need not mobilise additional funding. The basic infrastructure would be developed with the Central Government assistance and thereafter tender would be floated for inviting interested parties to invest in the project.
Official sources said the SECI has already signed two tripartite arrangements in this connection. While the first one is with the KSEB and Tehri Hydroelectric Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) for a 50MW project, the second one, also for 50MW, is with KSEB and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has proposed another 100MW to be set up in the Kasaragod Solar Park under its proposed 2,000MW viability gap funding (VGF) scheme of the Centre.
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