State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning to set up a 600-MW solar power project at the Koyna hydel power complex in Maharashtra as part of an initiative to expand its solar portfolio.
The company is already carrying out the feasibility and financial viability study for the project, wherein it plans to set up floating solar panels with pumped storage system, a senior company official said. “We want to expand our solar portfolio and we are continuously looking out for opportunities. We are looking at setting up a floating solar project of around 600 MW at the Koyna complex in Satara district of Maharashtra,” NHPC Technical Director Balraj Joshi said. The Koyna project, run by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in the country with a total capacity of 1,960 MW.