West Bengal has received a proposal for 800 MW solar power project with an estimated investment of Rs 3,000 crore from a private investor. Power purchase agreement (PPA), however, will be the key to execute the project.
Bengal have received an offer for 800 MW solar power project in a single location from a private investor. The investor was seeking to get the PPA for the project before it proceeds further. They already have about 500 acres of land of their possession and have not asked for any assistance in acquiring more land.
There was no scope to link this solar project with the proposed 1000 MW Turga pumped storage hydel programme in Purulia. The plan to feed the pumps through 1200 MW solar power plant was scrapped due to unavailability of contiguous large tract of land. Owing to this, the subsidy from the clean energy fund was not received by the state for the project.