Singareni to achieve net-zero emissions by October 2024 with solar power

Singareni to achieve net-zero emissions by October 2024 with solar power

Next month, Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is going to ask for ideas from different companies to build more solar power plants. They want to make 240 megawatts of solar power at eight different places where they do mining.

The company’s management has decided to finish installing the final 76 MW capacity plants of the 300 MW first phase generation to expedite the development of the second solar power generation. As part of the first phase, solar plants with a combined capacity of 224 MW are already producing electricity.

It was determined at the meeting, which was presided over by Chairman and Managing Director N. Sridhar, to finish the first phase by the end of October and start installing the second phase of plants.

The company aims to become the first net-zero coal company in the nation by supplying all of its energy demands with solar (green) energy by completing the second phase of solar power generation by October 2024. This will give the company a total capacity for solar power generation of 540 MW.

According to the Singareni authorities, D. Satyanarayana Rao, the company’s Director (Electrical & Mechanical), has already decided on the locations for the second phase’s solar power plants by visiting each area with the Area General Managers.

According to the finalized locations, a plant with a 67.5 MW capacity would be in the Mandamarri area. In the second phase, solar power plants would be built in the Ramagundam-3 area (41 MW plant), Singareni Thermal Power Station grounds at Pegadapalli (37.5 MW), Sattupalli (32.5 MW), Srirampur (27.5 MW), Yellandu (15 MW), Bhupalapally region (10 MW), and Ramagundam-1 area (5 MW). Ramagundam-1, Sattupalli, and Srirampur would have solar power plants for the first time out of all of them.

Regulations for the construction of new solar power plants and the issuance of tenders were being finalized, and agencies would be chosen through the tenders process. Authorities claimed that the flu gas de-sulphurization (FGD) facility would create gypsum, which is widely utilized in agriculture as a soil nutrient while minimizing the emission of hazardous nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide.

Content Credit: The Hindu