NEW DELHI, DEC 15, 2022
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) on Thursday signed a historic loan agreement for Rs. 4,444.71 crore with SJVN Green Energy Ltd. (SGEL), a subsidiary of SJVN Ltd.), for a 1,000 MW Solar power project at Bikaner in Rajasthan.
The loan agreement was signed by IREDA DGM Pradipta Kumar Roy and SJVN Green Energy Ltd. CEO S. L. Sharma in the presence of IREDA CMD Pradip Kumar Das and SJVN Green Energy Ltd. CMD Nand Lal Sharma at IREDA Corporate Office, here.
The IREDA-funded project will connect to 400/220 KV substation Bikaner-II (near Bikaner). SJVN has bagged the project through the tender floated by IREDA under the CPSU Phase-II (Tranche III) Scheme for development of Grid connected Solar PV Power Project through competitive Bidding Process based on VGF support.
Speaking on the occasion, IREDA CMD Pradip Kumar Das said: “We are pleased to sanction IREDA’s highest loan amount to SGEL for development of 1,000 MW Solar project. We will be able to support Govt. of India to achieve its targets of 50% share of energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030 through this kind of cooperation. Also, this partnership will encourage green investment and generate both direct and indirect employment opportunities.”