Uttar Pradesh rolls out EOI for canal solar power projects

In order to promote solar power generation near canals in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued an EoI for interested developers. During the initial stage, land near the canals will be leased out for a period of 30 years and a power sharing formula will be discussed with the developers. These solar power plants will be set up in line with the Gujarat model. The state is also planning to set up micro hydro plants across canals for power generation.