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Arunachal Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant inaugurated

Published on May 12, 2018
Arunachal Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

  • The plant was inaugurated at the Energy Awareness Park in Itanagar.
  • The plant was commissioned on April 1 at an estimated investment of Rs 8.50 crore.
  • The project was implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA).
  • It has a capacity of one megawatt and is a fully-automatic plant that will be able to run without manpower. 
  • The plant has generated more than one lakh units of electricity from the date of its commissioning.
  • The import of energy from outside the state was reduced with the commissioning of the plant.
  • This helped in reducing the energy bill payable by Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It will also contribute in reduction of line losses as it is located in the load centre.
  • The state is working towards the fulfilment of the target set by the Centre for rural electrification within this year under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).
  • Till now, 10% off-grid power connectivity in villages of the state are being implemented by the APEDA.
  • The state government is planning to install solar plants in various health centres and upcoming mini-secretariats in the districts.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Arunachal Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant was recently inaugurated in which city?
Itanagar, AP

Question 2. Who is the CM of Arunachal Pradesh?
Pema Khandu

Question 3. What is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh?

Question 4. ‘Ziro’ and ‘Losar’ Festivals are popular in which state of India?
Arunachal Pradesh

Question 5. Arunachal Pradesh was earlier known as?
NEFA (North East Frontier Agency)

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