Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh will have 20,000 MW renewable energy capacity in the next five years. A big step in this was taken during the day when the government signed a contract for the first phase of the 600MW Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project on Narmada — said to be the biggest of its kind in the world.
In the first phase, 278 MW capacity infrastructure will be set up for the Omkareshwar project, CM Chouhan said at the event. The contract was signed and exchanged with NHDC Limited, AMP Energy and SJVN Limited.
Talking about the benefits of a floating solar plant, the CM said, “There is no need for land for this project, so no one will be displaced. It is scientifically proven that power generation in a water-based solar project is higher than landbased ones. ”