- The project is located in the Kutch region of Gujarat and spans 1,80,000 acres
- The park will produce 30 gigawatts of electricity: PM Modi
- PM today inaugurated the energy park and an adjacent desalination plant
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the groundwork for what he said would be the largest renewable energy park in the world, set to produce 30 gigawatts of electricity.
The vast project in the Kutch region of western Gujarat spans 1,80,000 acres – the size of Singapore – will feature solar panels, solar energy storage units and windmills.
“The hybrid renewable energy park will be the largest in the world and will generate 30,000 megawatts of power,” Prime Minister Modi said at the inauguration of the energy park and an adjacent desalination plant.
“Energy and water security are vital in the 21st century,” Prime Minister Modi said. “The two major projects of the renewable energy park and the desalination plant inaugurated today in Kutch are steps towards achieving the two”.
PM Modi’s home state energy project will represent a big chunk of India’s ambitious goal of generating 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030.
Prime Minister Modi, 70, said he will also help India reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50 million tons per year.
The desalination plant will be able to treat 100 million liters of water per day for 8 lakh people living in the arid region.