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Welspun Renewables breaks ground by commissioning Punjab’s largest solar project

IPP commissions its first project in the state, cementing Punjab’s commitment to green energy

Welspun Renewables, India’s largest solar energy generator has set up its first solar power project – the Bhatinda 34 MW (DC), in Punjab. This is the largest commissioned solar capacity to come up in the state. Like all its projects before, Welspun Renewables has developed it ahead of committed deadlines, in 5 short months. It will annually be feeding 48 million units of clean & emission free energy into the Punjab state grid, for next 25 years.

Spread across 140 acres in state’s Bhatinda district, in the next 25 years the project will have mitigated 1,331,525 tones of CO2 emissions. The company is among the first few to set up a project in Punjab.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman Welspun Renewables said “More than ever we need to exponentially build up the country’s renewable energy quotient Development is a necessity and to make it sustainable it has to be driven by clean emission free energy.

Developed well within committed timelines, our projects are benchmarks in project management and optimal plant performance. Our 34 MW (DC) solar power plant is our first step in the state in this direction. While powering the state’s industries, we will also be working with our neighboring communities towards sustainable living.”

In response to Punjab state’s growing energy demands, a cumulative 4200 MW solar target has been announced for the state by Shri Bikram Singh Majithia, Honorable Cabinet Minister of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management; Information & Public Relations and Non Conventional Energy.

In the Punjab capacity auction, bidders in the selection process were evaluated on their technological competence and Welspun Renewables’ subsidiary Welspun Solar Punjab Pvt. WELSPUN RENEWABLES Ltd. (WSPPL) was among the leading two organizations which had won the highest capacities through a single stage competitive bidding in the state.


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