Guwahati: Assam government will set up Joint Venture Company (JVC) with (now ) to produce one GW plus solar power with an investment of Rs 5000 Crore.
Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “MoU to be signed with NLC India Ltd, a Navratna enterprise, to set up a Joint Venture Company (JVC) for generating 1GW plus solar power on Government land. This will be the first such initiative among PSUs in energy sector”
Sarma said, “Recently we have commissioned 70 MW solar power project. Different projects totalling 100 MW are in various stages of implementation. Once the JV project comes up we will over 1000 MW of power from solar and we will be self-sufficient in power. Already 5000 bighas of land is allotted for the solar power project in Dima Hasao.”
Assam cabinet has given approval for implementation of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) with Rs 8,727 crore as project cost and state share of Rs 263 crore. Under RDSS, around 57.45 lakh Smart Prepaid Meters to be installed along with Smart Metering at 2,782 Feeders and 77,547 Distribution Transformers for energy accounting. Installation of 4,902 Distribution Transformers in High Voltage Distribution System among other measures for loss reduction and system modernisation.