PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district — which is spread over 1,590 acres of land. The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project has been hailed as one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world.
According to the government, the power plant reduces emission equivalent to approximately 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year. Through video conferencing, the Prime Minister dedicated the 750MW ultra mega solar power plant to the nation. Financial assistance of Rs 138 crore has been provided to RUMSL for the development of the park by the central government.
According to the centre, the “Rewa Solar Project is an example of the excellent results that can be achieved if there is a synergy between central and state governments.”
Consisting of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land inside a solar park with a total area of 1500 hectare, the solar park was built by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a central public sector undertaking.
Mahindra Renewables Private Ltd, ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Ltd, and Arinsun Clean Energy Private Ltd were selected by RUMSL through a reverse auction for developing the three solar generating units.
The project is touted as the first renewable energy project to supply to an institutional customer outside the state, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. It will get 24% of energy from the project with the remaining 76% being supplied to the state discoms of Madhya Pradesh.
The power plant is considered as a step towards fulfilling India’s commitment to attaining the target of 175GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, including 100GW of solar installed capacity, the government said.