The State Government expects to install 900 megawatts (MW) of solar power in Kerala in the next two years, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s policy statement in Parliament on Friday.

To date, 290 MW of solar power has been added, the policy address said. The second phase of the Idukki power project, which will have a generating capacity of 780 MW, will start soon. This project had a release of ₹ 7,000 crore.

Efforts will be made to ensure that the State gains independence by increasing domestic power and controlling the supply of electricity from a long-term perspective, Mr Khan said in a policy statement. “Progress on various fully hydroelectric power projects under 170 MW will be monitored and delivered,” he said.

Efforts to provide electricity to remote areas not yet connected under distribution networks will be made, the Governor said.

Source: The Hindu