Karnataka aims for 2,700 MW solar capacity at Pavagada by 2018

Karnataka aims to generate around 2,700 MW of power by end-2018 at the Pavagada solar park. The Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation (KSPDCL), a joint venture between Karnataka Renewable Energy Development (KREDL) and SECI is responsible for the park’s development. KSPDCL is using the “plug and play” model under which the blocks of land are acquired and developed for solar power generation, and then given out to solar power developers for the setting up of solar plants. Around 12,000 acres of the total 13,000-acre land identified for the project, spread across five villages in Pavagada district in Karnataka has already been acquired. The allocation has been completed for 600 MW of capacity to six solar power developers, which have taken over the land and commenced work.