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By mid-2024, Mormugao Port will run entirely on solar energy

It will supply all of the port's electrical demands once it is finished. The extra energy generated will be delivered to the state grid through net-metering.
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Panaji: A 3MW solar energy facility in Sada is now being established by the Mormugao Port Authority (MPA) and the Goa Energy Development Authority (GEDA). When finished, it will supply all of the port's electrical requirements. The extra energy generated will be delivered to the state grid through net-metering.



Ten or more firms are interested in this project, which is expected to cost Rs 16.9 crore. On seven acres of land inside the port grounds, the solar power plant supported by GEDA and MPA will be installed.


The port is placing a lot of emphasis on green projects. The 3 MW solar project is now undergoing the tendering process. MPA will have complete green energy independence following the plant's construction and commissioning, according to port chairman N Vinodkumar.


2.6 MW of electricity are now needed at the port to satisfy operating needs. "We anticipate finishing the plant's work by May or June," stated Vinodkumar.

To establish the power plant, the MPA and GEDA had inked an agreement. In light of this, GEDA released a call for bids to design, engineer, build, and maintain the facility for a period of ten years.


The grid-connected solar photovoltaic power plant will be run via virtual net metering. The project will need the laying of around 2.5 km of 11kW subterranean power lines to link to the Bogda substation.


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