EESL plans to set up 1,500 MW of decentralised solar plants

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to set up 1,500 MW of decentralised solar power plants across the country by the end of 2020-21 to meet the requirements of farmers/agricultural consumers. EESL will set up solar capacity of up to 10 MW at one location. The Maharashtra government has given mandate for 800 MW of solar power, of which EESL has already operationalised 100 MW. Rajasthan has given EESL the mandate to set up 113 MW of distributed solar generation projects. In Maharashtra, EESL is supplying electricity at Rs 3.10 per unit to agriculture feeders, with land for the project being provided by the state, while in Rajasthan, the company will supply power at Rs 3.90 per unit.

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