Hindalco Industries, a member of Aditya Birla Group, is planning to set up a 24 Mw solar power plant at its aluminium plant at Lapanga in Sambalpur district of Odisha.
“The 24 Mw solar plant planned by Hindalco will come up at its campus in Sambalpur. The company intends to invest Rs 150 crore in the project to be spread over 120 acres of land available with the company”, a government official was quoted as saying by Business Standard.
The report said the electricity produced is likely to utilized by the company as renewable purchase obligation (RPO). The company has applied to the investment promotion agency- Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Ipicol) for approving the project.
Ipicol has sought the clearance of the project from Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Gedcol), the nodal agency for implementation of renewable energy in the state.