JSW to develop 900 MW pumped storage hydel project in Bengal

The JSW Group will develop a 900 MW pumped storage hydel power project in West Bengal. The government of West Bengal has agreed to construct a third pumped storage power plant at the Bandhunala project in Purulia. It was also determined that the project will be developed through a public-private partnership format. The announcement was made by JSW Group chairman at the Bengal Global Business Summit, which was organised by the state government.

Earlier this month, JSW Renewable Energy Vijayanagar Limited, a subsidiary of JSW Energy, commenced operations of the 225 MW solar power plants at Vijayanagar, Karnataka. As per the company’s statement, the solar project is part of the 958 MW solar and wind projects that were previously announced. Power purchase agreements were made with the company under the group captive model.

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