Tamil Nadu plans to install 20 GW solar plants by 2030

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) is planning to install solar power plants of 20,000 MW capacity at a cost of Rs 700 billion by 2030.

TANGEDCO has floated a tender inviting consultants for the project. The tender is likely to be finalised byMarch 20, 2022 and the selected company is expected tostart its work in the first week of April 2022. The consultant will analyse the climatic conditions, availability of raw materials, and cost before recommending ideal place for installing the plants.The cost of installing one MW of solar power will be around Rs 35 million.Further, Tamil Nadu Power Department is expecting to complete the construction of a 1,000 MW power plant by the end of this year