“The project has become operational and power generated is being pumped into the grid. This is first grid connected venture so far,” S Radhakrishnan, MD of the DPSC told PTI.
The plant, implemented in collaboration with DPSC and Green Energy Development Corporation, is expected to generate three million units of electricity a year and its annual revenue is pegged at Rs 4.8 crore.
The plant would help the West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC) earn a further 97 paise per unit through the sale of carbon credits that the project would accrue.
“We are buying solar power at Rs 5 a unit from the project for distribution as our commitment towards the environment,” Radhakrishnan said.
It would prevent seven lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted a day by a 2-MW thermal project. The power from the solar plant would be fed into the DPSC’s grid for distribution to customers in the Asansol-Raniganj belt.