Nation first Solar Power Plant of 2MW capacity by MCL

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a CPSE and subsidiary of Coal India Limited, (on Monday October 13, 2014) dedicated to the nation its first Solar Power Plant of 2MW capacity at its headquarters complex Anand Vihar here in Odisha.

Mr S K Srivastava, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, formally commissioned the project in the presence of Mr A N Sahay, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MCL. Mr A K Tiwari, Director (Technical/Operations), Mr Deepak Srivastava, IFS, CVO, Mr J P Singh, Director (Technical/Projects & Planning), Mr P C Panigrahi, Director (Personnel) and Mr K K Parida, Director (Finance) were also present among the senior officers present on the occasion.

Spread over in 8 acres of barren land in Anand Vihar complex of MCL Headquarters, this solar power project has been set-up at the cost of Rs 13.54 crore. This plant is expected to reduce the electricity bill of the company by Rs 1.11 crore per year. The power generated by the MCL Solar Plant will feed the existing 11KV grid of WESCO, Odisha state’s transmission utility. Mr Srivastava and Mr Sahay, along with the Functional Directors and CVO, also planted saplings to mark the successful beginning of the company in the field of power production and green energy.

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