UPNEDA and TNC sign MoU to boost solar projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) India have signed a MoU to boost utility-scale solar and wind energy projects in the state.

This partnership is focused on choosing environmentally and socially conscious sites for clean energy projects, in line with the state’s goal of reaching 14,000 MW of large-scale solar by 2027. TNC India will utilise the SiteRight tool to achieve this objective, in line with India’s broader renewable energy aspirations. Furthermore, the partnership between TNC and UPNEDA will assist in the prioritisation of land parcels with minimal environmental impact for the development of renewable energy projects, contributing significantly to the achievement of India’s national renewable energy targets.

In May 2023, the UPNEDA requested bids to build and commission grid-connected solar power systems for 1,000 agricultural pumps under Component C1 of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan programme.

In October 2022, the UPNEDA requested bids for the development of 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects based on net-metering.