Tamil Nadu plans to add 20GW of solar capacity by 2030


The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) plans to build 20GW of new solar capacity in Tamil Nadu by 2030 to meet the growing demand for electricity and harness the excess solar power potential in the State.

TANGEDCO has proposed to set up solar power parks in each district of the State. The solar capacity will be combined with adequate energy storage capacity to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.

“TANGEDCO will initiate measures to set up 20,000 MW of solar power stations and 10,000 MW battery storage systems across a period of ten years, thereby supplying uninterrupted power supply to the consumers,” TANGEDCO chairman and managing director Thiru Rajesh Lakhoni said in a letter directed at all the district collectors in the State last year. 

TANGEDCO has proposed to establish 4GW of solar power stations and 2GW of battery storage systems across the State in the first phase. Its letter to district collectors has asked them to identify land to the extent of 20 to 200 acres suitable for setting up 5MW to 50MW solar park in the district.

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