Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh assessed the implementation of the 10 GW Renewable Energy Project along with its evacuation plan yesterday at Leh.
“Recollecting the announcement of Prime Minister to set up 7.5 GW Solar Park in Ladakh (subsequently enhanced to 10 GW), the Power Minister sought the support of LG, Ladakh to sort out the land issues in setting up of 10 GW of Renewable Energy project in Ladakh at identified areas of Pang,” the Power Ministry said in a statement. As per Ministry, the LG of Ladakh assured to extend the support for providing land for setting up of 10 GW renewable energy project.
The Ministry in a release said, “Major outcomes of the meeting are 20,000 acres of land at Pang would be provided immediately by UT of Ladakh for setting up of Renewable Energy Park, while the availability of other 20,000 acres of land at Pang would be explored based on inputs provided by SECI.”
The UT of Ladakh will receive revenue per annum on account of leasing of the land allocated for the setting up of the renewable energy project.
Out of 12 GWh battery energy storage, about 1- 2 GWh will be developed as part of the transmission element to keep the line charged during the period of no generation, while the remaining battery energy storage could be developed as part of the generation element.