LUCKNOW, 19 June (IANS) – Uttar Pradesh’s energy transition towards green energy is gaining momentum as major players investing in renewable energy sources receive strong backing.
Investment proposals worth Rs 4,782 crore in clean energy at the groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month are testament to this.
According to a government spokesman, Uttar Pradesh has become a preferred renewable energy investment destination as Yogi Adityanath’s government offers investors a “conducive environment and full cooperation”.
The spokesman said that looking at the sector-wise distribution of the proposals shows that there are 23 renewable energy projects planned in 21 districts – Jalaun, Mau, Ballia, Azamgarh, Sitapur, Jhansi, Banda, Fatehpur, Kanpur , Noida, Aurraiya, Sonbhadra, Agra, Ambedkar Nagar, Badaun, Mahoba, Mirzapur, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, Shahjahanpur and Unnao.
In the Rs 500+ crore crore projects category, Jalaun has made the largest investment with two solar power plants in two villages in Orai by hydroelectric power company SJVN Ltd valued at Rs 791 crore.
SJVN is investing an amount of Rs 1000 crore through the implementation of three solar energy projects in the state. Apart from the two projects in Jalaun, their third solar power project is in Kanpur.
While AMP Energy is investing in Rs 450 crore and Rs 300 crore worth of projects in Ballia and Mau districts in the Rs 500 crore and Rs 200 crore category respectively.
There are several other projects in the same category in Azamgarh, Jhansi, Sitapur, Banda, Fatehpur, Aurraiya, Noida and Sonbhadra districts.
Projects between Rs 200 crore and Rs 10 crore, the largest investment was made in Jalaun by SAEL Limited worth Rs 170 crores, followed by Badaun where Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is making an investment of Rs 125 crores.
The state government is focused on replacing traditional energy sources such as hydrocarbon-based energy with green energy such as solar, wind and green hydrogen. It is also building infrastructure to transmit electricity from renewable energy projects to increase power from green sources to meet the state’s energy needs.
Major investments in the field of renewable energies will change the country’s biosphere in the coming years.
In addition, the PM-KUSUM program offers innovative solutions such as the construction of solar power plants on fallow land, the installation of solar pumps for farmers and the solarization of existing pumps with the overarching goal of ensuring energy security for the agricultural sector.
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