July 28, 2014 - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a prestigious order valued at Rs.68 Crore for setting up a 10MW Grid connected Solar Power Plant for Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). The Solar Power Plant will be set up at Shivanasamudram, Belakavadi Village in Mandya District of Karnataka.
BHEL's scope of work in the turnkey contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the 10MW Solar Power Plant including Grid Inter-Connection, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the Plant for 3 years. By placing the present order for 10MW Solar Power Plant, KPCL has once again reposed its confidence in BHEL's capability to execute Large Size Solar Power Plants.
BHEL is planning to grow further in this field and to effectively support the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of Government of India, which aims to achieve 22,000MW of Solar Power in the country by the year 2022.