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Ladakh signs MoU for 5 mega watt solar power plant in Zanskar

Last Updated on June 5, 2021 at 6:07 pm

On the occasion of World Environment Day, taking forward the ambition of achieving Carbon Neutrality in Ladakh as per the Prime Minister’s vision for Ladakh, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony to establish a 5 MW Solar Power Plant at Zanskar, Kargil was virtually held between UT Administration, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil and Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur.

The LG, addressing the event shared that this is the first of many such projects in Ladakh’s endeavor to achieve Carbon Neutrality and thanked CESL for taking up the challenge of working in the harsh terrain of Zanskar, adding that CESL’s objectives and profile matches the needs of Ladakh viz decentralized-efficient energy generation, rural solutions and innovative financing models.  

The LG stressed on Ladakh’s potential in renewable energies such as Solar, Wind, Hydro and Geothermal and spoke of the projects being conceptualized with the help of the Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI) and expected projects with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPCL) and other possible projects with CESL. LG Mathur thanked the Home Minister and Minister of Power for their guidance to fulfill Ladakh’s needs.