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Coal India and RRVUNL Partner for 4100 MW Power Projects in Rajasthan

New Delhi: Expanding its business scope into both thermal and renewable power generation, Coal India Limited (CIL) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL) for the exploration and implementation of 4,100 MW capacity power projects.

 

This initiative aims to utilize various energy sources including coal-fired thermal power plants, solar projects, pump storage plants, and wind projects. With Rajasthan seeking to address its increasing energy needs, the generated power will be utilized within the state.

 

The signing event was graced by the presence of Bhajan Lal Sharma, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, with  Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Coal, Mines, and Parliamentary Affairs, and  R K Singh, Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, joining virtually.  Amrit Lal Meena, Secretary of Coal, was also in attendance.

 

Dr. A K Samantaray, Executive-Director (Corporate Affairs and Business Development) of CIL, and Devendra Shringi, Chairman and Managing Director of RRVUNL, formally signed the MoU on behalf of their organizations.

 

The proposed projects include a 2×800 MW coal-based pit-head power plant, a 2000 MW solar power project within RRVUNL’s solar park, a 200 MW (2×100) pump storage project at Jawahar Sagar, a 250 MW solar project on land allocated for Banswara TPP by RRVUNL, and a 50 MW wind project at the existing Ramgarh gas project in Jaisalmer.

 

Under the terms of the MoU, RRVUNL will guarantee offtake from the projects and facilitate the acquisition, possession, and transfer of developed land parcels to the Joint Venture Company (JVC). CIL will conduct feasibility studies and financial viability analyses for each proposed project.

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