Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone on Friday for a 600 MW solar park in Jhansi. This project will be built at Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand.

This is 1 of a total of 3 solar parks which will be set up in the state of UP. The 3-plant combined will generate 2000 MW power. Its work will be under the Centre’s ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks scheme.

Along with the solar park in Jhansi will be set up in Lalitpur and Chitrakoot. The capacity is 600 MW and 800 MW each respectively. TUSCO Ltd, a joint venture of the THDC India Ltd and the New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), has been given the mandate to set up three ultra-mega solar parks to generate 2,000 MW of electricity from the sunlight in Bundelkhand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The cost for the solar park in Jhansi is estimated to be ₹3,013 crores. Out of this total ₹313.18 crore will be spent on park creation and ₹2,700 crores to set up solar units in the park. Assistance from the central government will be 30% of the total cost of the project.

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd will buy the power to be generated from the solar park.

Reference: UPNEDA