- The project is located in the Kutch region of Gujarat and covers 1,80,000 acres
- The park will produce a massive amount of 30 gigawatts of electricity: PM Modi
- PM inaugurated today the energy park and an adjacent desalination plant
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the groundwork for what he said will be the largest renewable energy park in the world, producing a massive 30 gigawatts of electricity.
The vast project in the Kutch region of western Gujarat, spread over an area of 1,80,000 acres – the size of Singapore – will contain 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 electricity,” said Prime Minister Modi at the inauguration of the energy park, as well as an adjacent desalination plant.
“Energy security 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 the realization of the two.”
PM Modi’s home energy project will be a big part of India’s ambitious goal to generate 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030.
Prime Minister Modi, 70, said he would help India reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50 million tonnes a year.
The desalination plant will be able to process 100 million liters of water per day for 8 lakhs living in the arid region.