PM Modi, French President Macron inaugurate solar power plant in India`s largest state

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018, 03:05
PM Modi, French President Macron inaugurate solar power plant in India`s largest state
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron Monday jointly inaugurated a 75-megawatt solar plant built by a French company in the country`s largest state of Uttar Pradesh.The prime minister, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received the French president and his wife Brigitte at the airstrip. The Prime Minister and the French president pressed a button to energise the solar panels and dedicated the 75 MW facility to the people.
Built at a cost of around Rs 500 crore by French firm ENGIE, the 75 MW solar plants has come up at Dadar Kalan village on the hilly terrain of the Vindhyas range. Some 1,18,600 solar panels have been set up in over 380 acres. Power would be transmitted to Jigna sub-station of Mirzapur range of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd, officials said. The plant will generate 15.6 crore units of electricity annually, about 1.30 crore units per month.
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