REC commits $123 million for renewable energy projects in Madhya Pradesh

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State-owned non-banking finance company REC Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd. (RUMSL) to provide financial assistance of INR 1,000 crore ($123 million) for the development of renewable energy parks and associated infrastructure including power evacuation in Madhya Pradesh. 

RUMSL has been designated as a solar power park developer in Madhya Pradesh by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). 

Madhya Pradesh aims to generate 20% of its electricity through renewable sources by the financial year 2024, 30% by FY 2027, and 50% by FY 2030.

Additionally, REC, in partnership with World Bank, has designed a financing facility for select state-owned electricity distribution companies. As a part of this REC-World Bank program, the total volume of financing available shall be $1 billion. Under this umbrella, REC committed an amount of INR 5,000 crore to MP Discoms.

 

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