MEIL Green Power Limited (MGPL), a unit of Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited (MEIL), is proposed to Build the 1000 MW solar plant in phases at Nagalapuram village in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Spread over an area of 600 acres, the plant has been built at a cost Rs 848 crore, which is stated to be the largest investment in a solar plant in south India till now. This is also claimed to be the first CSP plant to be commissioned in the south. It provides direct employment to 80 people and indirect employment to 20 persons.
This power is expected to reduce about 80 thousand tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
The solar power project mandate was awarded to the company under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission for a capacity of 50 MW out of the total of 470 MW by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam planned under the JNNSM scheme.
The CSP plant utilises parabolic trough collectors and uses energy from the Sun to generate heat, which gets transferred to turbines for power generation.
The plant is expected to generate 110 million units of solar power and supplies it at Rs. 11 per unit. As per the arrangement, the power would be supplied to NTPC arm, which in turn supplies 440 million units of thermal power from Central unallocated power along with solar power to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Type: Solar Thermal Power Plant
Area: Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Power Capacity: 50 MW
Owner: MEIL Green Power Limited
Shareholders: Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL)
Activity since: 2014
Address: Nagalapuram, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: +91 (40) 4433 6700 (Hyderabad Head Office)
MEIL Green Power commissions 50 MW solar farm Business Line, The Hindu (Nov 2014)