The World’s largest floating solar plant is set to be built on Omkareshwar Dam in Narmada River at Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh (MP) which will generate 600 Megawatt power by 2022-23. The estimated cost of the projects is around Rs.3000 crore.

Key points:

  • It will target to increase the power generation capacity across the Madhya Pradesh and also address the electricity availability issues in the region.

  • The Omkareshwar Dam is built on the Narmada river in MP and is a hydel project, energy is produced from water.

  • The plant will help generate 600 Megawatt (MW) power by 2022-23.

  • With the new floating solar plant, Khandwa will become the only district in Madhya Pradesh to have thermal power stations, hydel and solar power.

  • Khandwa will also become the only district in MP with over 4,000MW power to be produced from a single district.

India’s largest floating solar project

In July 2022, India’s largest floating solar power project was made fully operational after NTPC Limited declared commercial operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam in Telangana.

With the operationalisation of this project, the total commercial operation of floating solar capacity in the Southern Region of India rose to 217 MW.

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