TAMIL NADU

Applications invited

R. Sairam

MADURAI: Solar power developers interested in joining the Central Government's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) can apply between March 31 and June 30.

The ambitious mission plans to generate 20 gigawatts by 2020 by establishing solar photovoltaic (SPV) and solar thermal power plants across the country, S.E.S. Syed Ahamed, Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) Deputy General Manager of Madurai Region, told The Hindu here on Tuesday.

He said that applicants for the mission must meet several eligibility norms. The TEDA is the nodal agency for implementing the project in the State. The Madurai Region of TEDA covers 16 districts of south and central Tamil Nadu.

The companies registered under this mission would get a generation-based incentive and selling price of Rs.18.44 per unit. Further information could be obtained from: www.mnre.gov.in, www.nvvn.co.in, www.cercind.gov.in. Interested applicants should send their expression of interest along with other relevant documents to the TEDA Madurai Regional Office, Telephone No: (0452) 253 5067.

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