Peddapalli: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), which is also into solar power generation, synchronized 10 MW to the existing 30 MW of the 50 MW solar power plant in Ramagundam Area-III, Godavarikhani, on Friday.
D Satyanarayana Rao, Director (Electrical and Mechanical), SCCL, synchronized 10 MW at a programme held at the solar power plant. A team led by Transco Superintendent Engineer N Srinivas approved the synchronization after thorough examination. Singareni, which entered solar power generation field, has plans to generate 300 MW in the first phase. As part of this, the company decided to establish a 50 MW plant in the RG-III area.
In the first phase, 15 MW of solar power was started on November 27, 2020, and in the second phase, another 15 MW was synchronized on January 20, 2021. On Friday, 10 MW was synchronized as part of the second phase and the remaining 10 MW would be synchronized by the end of this month.
Speaking on the occasion, Satyanaraana Rao said Singareni was taking steps to protect the environment by planting trees in a big way well in advance of the launch of Haritha Haram.
The company entered the solar power generation field as part of its renewable energy programme and is producing 129 MW power. Singareni is a role model for other companies, updating its business models according to changing trends, he said, adding that SCCL will establish solar plants on OB dumps as well as on water. A floating solar power plant would be established near NTPC and in the waters of Lower Manair Dam.
Talking about the RG-III solar plant, the Director said from Friday onwards, 40 MW power would be generated in the plant. The company was able to save Rs 3 on each unit of power. Solar power was helping to strengthen the financial status of the company besides environmental protection.
RG-III General Manager A Manohar, TBGKS General Secretary Miryala Rajireddy and others participated in the programme.