Oil India Limited (OIL) is the second largest government-owned energy exploration and generation company in India and is currently striving to become a sustainability-drive integrated energy company. OIL has now successfully completed the construction and commissioning of a 5 MW solar power plant at Village Raghwa, Ramgarh, Rajasthan, which was officially inaugurated on 21st December 2014 by OIL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Shri. S.K. Srivastava.
Shri Srivastava described the commissioning of the plant as a major achievement for the company and applauded the efforts of the company development team that managed to complete the project within 118 days.
Shri N.K. Bharali, Director of Human Resources and Business Development, praised the enormous potential of solar power and wind power in Rajasthan while also mentioning OIL’s future plans for further development of renewable energy technologies in India. The company intends to develop a second, 9 MW, solar power plant at the same site which should be completed during 2015.
The 5 MW plant at Ramgarh consists of 20,408 polycrystalline solar power modules, each with a capacity of 245 watts and includes an operations and maintenance contract for 25 years. The plant will supply power to the DISCOM Grid via a 11.49 kilometre overhead transmission line.
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