Government-owned Damodar Valley Corp. (DVC) has assessed 2 GW of floating solar potential across reservoirs of its Maithon, Panchet, Tilaiya and Konar dams in Jharkhand. It has sought approval from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to set up this capacity under the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.
DVC is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.
Out of 2 GW, DVC has already received the approval for 990 MW from the MNRE.
Part capacity from 990 MW will be tendered shortly, according to a key official from DVC.
This capacity is planned across three reservoirs and will presumably be set up in a joint venture with NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. DVC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd to develop renewable energy power parks in and around the reservoirs of its dams.
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