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Delhi to shut down Rajghat thermal power plant, use its land for solar park

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Energy World- Economic Times
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https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/delhi-to-shut-down-rajghat-thermal-power-plant-use-its-land-for-solar-park/70177420

The Delhi government has decided to "officially" shut down the Rajghat thermal power plant and use its land to develop a 5,000 KW solar park, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. The decision to close down the plant, where power generation was stopped due to pollution concerns in 2015, was taken during a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet, Sisodia said. "It (power plant) will be officially shut down and the 45 acre land on which it is located will be used to develop a solar park that will produce 5,000 KW of electricity," Sisodia told reporters. The coal-based plant, having a power generation capacity of 135 MW and located at Yamuna bank, was commissioned in 1989.

Author: Sustainability Outlook Desk