Kolkata Port Trust gets 1 MW solar plant for self-consumption


Module manufacturer and EPC service provider Vikram Solar has commissioned a 1 MW ground-mounted solar power plant for Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), officially known as The Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust.

The plant, located at the Haldia Dock Complex, is KoPT’s first solar plant. The captive solar plant is expected to generate 1.4 million units of electricity per year and help offset approximately 1,260 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The electricity generated would power around 1,400 staff quarters within the KoPT township.

The plant is KoPT’s first step towards green energy adoption, said A. Ganesan, general manager (engineering) – Haldia Dock Complex. “We have further plans to expand our green energy portfolio and we encourage others to select energy sustainability through solar.”

Vikram Solar has a module production capacity of 2.5 GW and has shipped over 3.5 GW PV modules globally. Its solar EPC portfolio stands at over 1441 MW (including commissioned and under-execution projects). Utility-scale PV projects by the company include 225 MW for NTPC in Bilhaur (Uttar Pradesh), 200 MW for APGENCO in Ananthapuramu (Andhra Pradesh), 130 MW for NTPC at Bhadla (Rajasthan), 80 MW for GIPCL at Charanka (Gujarat), and 50 MW for NTPC at Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh). It has also executed India’s first floating solar, and PV installations for airports at Kolkata, Calicut, Dibrugarh, Kochi, Gaya, and Gondia.


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