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Rs 16,400 cr for 5 solar parks in AP

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Under the Solar Parks Development Scheme, five solar parks with a capacity of 4,100 MW have been sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh by the Union Minister for Renewable Energy and Power RK Singh.

Answering a question asked by YSRCP member V Vijayasai Reddy in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said that 590.80 crore was released under the Central government’s financial assistance for the development of two solar parks in Anantapur, one each in Kurnool and YSR Kadapa districts, and solar wind hybrid parks in Ramagiri.

The minister said that Rs 244.81 crore for 1400 MW Solar Park-1, Rs 91.24 crore for 500 MW Park-2 in Anantapur. Rs 54.25 crores for 1,000 MW Solar Park in YSR Kadapa district and Rs 200.25 crores for 1000 MW Park in Kurnool, he said, and added 1400 MW Solar Park-1 in Anantapur and 1000 MW Solar Park in Kurnool are working at full capacity up to their installed capacity. The Minister said that 250 MW of the 1000 MW capacity in YSR Kadapa district and 400 MW of the 500 MW capacity of the second solar park in Anantapur are working. He said that an approved solar wind hybrid park with a capacity of 200 MW is yet to start in Ramagiri.

An average of Rs 4 crores will be spent to set up One MW of electricity in a solar park. To this end, the minister said that the cost of 5 parks with a total capacity of 4100 megawatts will be around Rs 16,400 crores. He said that the centre will pay Rs 25 lakhs per solar park DPR. The minister said that this scheme has been extended till March 2024 to complete the solar parks.

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