Punjab allots 5 solar power projects to Punj Lloyd

Written by Press Trust of India | Chandigarh | Updated: Aug 13 2010, 04:26am hrs
Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has allotted five solar power projects to construction major Punj Lloyd to be set up at locations, including the Golden Temple and the Punjab Assembly.

Punj Lloyd has been allotted solar power projects, which will be set up at several locations in Punjab and Chandigarh, a senior official of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), which is executing the project, said here on Wednesday.

Over 10 bidders participated in the bidding and Punj Lloyd was the lowest bidder among them, he said.

State-owned PEDA had invited bids for setting up solar power projects at various locations such as the Golden Temple (18 KW) and Durgiana Mandir (11KW) in Amritsar, Punjab Raj Bhawan (45 KW), Punjab Secretariat (12 KW) and Punjab Assembly (20 KW) here.

Setting up solar power projects will involve an investment of Rs 28.31 lakh for Golden Temple, Rs 27.58 lakh for Durgiana Mandir, Rs 76.95 lakh for Punjab Raj Bhawan, Rs 21.56 lakh for Punjab Secretariat and Rs 32.92 lakh for the Punjab Assembly.

The project is expected to be completed within six months, he said.

The project using solar photovoltaic technology has been awarded under the Special Area Demonstration Programme of the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, which also provides an incentive of minimum Rs 2.5 lakh per project to popularise the solar energy projects, he said.