Civic body’s so­lar power project hits hur­dle

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - SANGHAMITRA SENGUPTA

NAVI MUM­BAI: The Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) so­lar power plant at Morbe dam has hit a hur­dle. As per the in­for­ma­tion, the Ma­ha­rash­tra State Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Co. Ltd has re­jected the power pur­chase agree­ment.

MSEDCL had given per­mis­sion for con­struct­ing the 5.5-km trans­mis­sion line which was about to span from Morbe dam to Bokarpada. The trans­mis­sion line falls un­der some part of the for­est area and rail­way line for which the NMMC got ap­proval. The cor­po­ra­tion also got an ap­proval from Dam Safety Or­gan­i­sa­tion based in Nashik.

“We got all the ap­provals. How­ever, the MSEDCL said that they had funds crunch and could not pur­chase,” said an of­fi­cial from the elec­tri­cal de­part­ment of NMMC.

The project was sup­posed to be built at a cost of Rs150 crore and was ex­pected to gen­er­ate 20 mega-watt of en­ergy.

The Cen­tre had also di­rected all elec­tric­ity boards that 6 per cent of the power gen­er­ated in states should be through non­con­ven­tional sources.

Of this, 3 per cent power must be gen­er­ated from so­lar en­ergy. The said project was sup­posed to be car­ried out on area of 125 acres near Morbe dam sit­u­ated near Dhavari river 40 kms away from Navi Mum­bai.

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