Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
09-December-2010 16:36 IST
Setting up of Solar Power Plants by OMCS
The Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Murli Deora informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that India Oil Corporation Limited (IOC) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPC) are exploring the commercial viability of setting up of Solar Power Plant in the country. IOC had submitted its offer in response to the bid invited by NTPC Vidyut Vypar Nigam (NVVN). HPC had submitted their bid for a 5 MW solar power plant at Kota, Rajasthan under Phase 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru Naitonal Solar Mission, but the Corporation has not been short-listed. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPC) has proposed to set up 1 MW solar farm based on Photovoltaic cells at its LPG bottling plant, Lalru, Village Alamgir, Post Tiwana, Dist- Mohali, Punjab. The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have not as yet set up solar power plants. The OMCs take a decision on setting up solar power plants based on their commercial judgment.