Welspun Renewables has inaugurated Punjab’s largest solar photovoltaic power project. Spread across 140 acre in Bathinda district, the 32 MW (AC) green energy project has been commissioned ahead of committed timelines.
The Bathinda 32 MW (AC) solar project will annually be feeding clean & emission free energy into the Punjab state grid, for next 25 years.
Welspun Renewables has been working to bring a difference to the country’s energy landscape. At present the company’s footprint is spread across 8 different states in India.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 175 GW renewable energy vision, the organization is committed to setting up 11 GW of renewable capacities. Towards this goal, in next few years the firm will be setting up 5 GW capacities, and of this 1 GW will be commissioned well within 2015-16.
The company hopes to work closely with the Government of Punjab for the State becoming ‘energy secure’. Welspun Renewables has also signed an MoU for setting up an additional 151 MW solar capacity in the State of Punjab.
Sardar Bikram Singh Majithia Hon’ble Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Government of Punjab stated:
“We are committed to developing Punjab as a fully sustainable state. Ensuring the state’s upward development trend is important and therefore energy security is critical. We have opted to take an aggressive step by turning to solar energy for fueling energy needs of our industries and farmers. Through projects like these we are ensuring that our immediate future as well as that of our coming generations will be more secure and avert an otherwise polluted future.”
Mr. Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman Welspun Renewables commented:
“Our 32 MW (AC) project strengthened our partnership with the state of Punjab and advancement of the state’s utility-scale solar industry. I am grateful that Honorable Sardarni Harsimrat Kaur Badalji and Honorable Sardar Bikram Singh Majithiaji have taken precious time out of his schedule to inaugurate our project. This project is a testament of our commitment to renewable energy. Our engineering expertise will ensure optimum generation from this project. While powering the state’s industries, we will also be working with our neighboring communities towards sustainable living.”