South Eastern Coalfields plans to develop solar power projects of 600 MW

South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) plans to develop rooftop and ground mounted solar power projects of 600 MW capacity in the coming years.

The plan is part of the company’s strategy to expand and diversify its business and achieve net zero goal. SECL is planning to develop the projects at a cost of more than Rs 10 billion. Some of these projects would be implemented in renewable energy service company/ build-own-operate mode. Solar power projects of more than 180 MW are already in various phases of development in the operational areas of SECL spread over Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. It has recently commissioned rooftop solar projects of 580 kWp capacity in Johilla, Jamuna-Kotma and Kusmunda Areas.