Achieving minimum tariff a matter of pride for state and country
Union MoS Mr. Goyal congratulates minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla
Bhopal, February 17, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Energy, New and Renewable Energy Mr. Piyush Goyal said that achieving the lowest tariff of Rs 2.97 for the world’s biggest 750 MW solar project to be set up in Gurh tehsil of Rewa district is historic. He congratulated Commerce, Industry, Employment and Mineral Resources Minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla over phone in this connection. Mr. Goyal said that this is a matter of pride for the state and for the country. Terming this a big achievement for the state, he said that the tariff achieved through tender is quite low than the achieved minimum tariff. Mr. Goyal said that this was the first project to have achieved such a minimum tariff. He expressed the hope that the project apart from being certified as development process model, other national institutes will also follow the development process of the project. At least 20 national and international companies will participate in the tender process of the first phase of setting up of the 750 MW capacity solar project in Gurh tehsil of Rewa district. Out of these companies, six are foreign companies and 14 are swadeshi companies. After the selection process, the successful developers will be selected of which include two national companies Mahindra Renewal and Acme Energy and international company Sole Energy.