Solar power projects of more than 1,500 mega watt can be operated in canals of Punjab, Power Minister G S Kangar said here today.
"Mapping has been done on the main canals and there is a potential of more than 1,500 MW for installation of solar power projects in the state," he said.
The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has sanctioned 100 MW capacity in the country, he said, adding that out of which 20 MW capacity pilot-cum-demonstration project for development of grid connected solar power plants on canal tops has been allotted to Punjab.
The Punjab energy development agency (PEDA) has successfully completed and commissioned the entire 20 MW capacity projects allotted to the state, he said.
Two projects of 7.50 MW each have been commissioned on Ghaggar branch canal and Ghaggar link canal in March 2018 and two of 2.50 MW each were commissioned on Sidhwan branch canal and Ghaggar branch canal respectively in March 2017, he said.
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