Odisha government to implement roof-top solar projects in major cities


Odisha government has planned to implement roof-top solar projects across all major cities in the state.

The Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) would implement the project in urban areas of the state.

The project, with a minimum installed capacity of four MW, will be set up on government buildings in the twin cities, said energy minister Pranab Prakash Das.

GEDCOL and the Central Electricity Supply Utility have signed a 25-year project implementation agreement with Azure Power Mercury Private Limited to develop a grid-connected rooftop solar project in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Further replicate this scheme in other towns/urban areas in the state. In the first phase, Berhampur, Sambalpur, and Rourkela towns are proposed for taking up roof-top solar photo voltaic projects on the government buildings in the ensuing years.

The detailed project report has been prepared through Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute.

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