Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project | UPSC

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Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project UPSC

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

PM Shri Narendra Modi dedicated Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to the Nation

      WHY IN NEWS:

Solar energy will be a medium of energy needs of the 21st century because solar power is sure, pure and secure: PM

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Energy : Resources : Renewable Sources

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      CONTEXT: 

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to the Nation via video conference today.  

REWA ULTRA MEGA SOLAR POWER PROJECT

  • It is Asia’s largest power project.
  • Rewa project will make the entire region a major hub for pure and clean energy in this decade.

BENEFICIARIES

  • Madhya Pradesh would be the main centre of Solar Energy in India, as such major projects are in progress in  Neemuch, Shajapur, Chattarpur and Omkareshwar.

The biggest beneficiaries of this would be the poor, the middle class, the tribals, the farmers of Madhya Pradesh.

REWA ULTRA MEGA SOLAR POWER PROJECT

DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF OFF-TAKERS

  • MPPMCL and Discoms (Licensed Utilities)
  • DMRC (Open Access Consumer)

KEY FACTS

First project to get funding from Clean Technology Fund (CTF) in India.

  • Three tier payment security Mechanism – First time in India
  • Largest solar power tender led by a State.
  • No use of subsidy (Viability Gap Funding)
  • World Bank funding first solar park in India.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The whole Electricity generation project aims cheap power to the Discom in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Prime Minister said Solar Energy would be a major medium for providing the energy needs of an aspirational India in the 21st Century.
  • He described Solar Energy as one which is ‘Sure, Pure & Secure’.
  • Prime Minister termed such Solar Energy projects are a true representation of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India).
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     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020

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