On the development of the remaining two phases, the officials said major private solar developer Adani Group has been given the contract to construct 90 MW plants in the second phase at Bhupalapalli (10 MW), Mandamarri-Bellampalli (43 MW), Kothagudem (37 MW). Work on the Bhupalapalli has already commenced and work in other areas too is expected to be completed by the year-end.
Further, the officials stated that exercises for the third phase solar power capacity addition would have floating plants in the reservoir of the thermal power plant and the Dorli open cast quarry reservoir. Tenders would be called for the third phase soon. The company also has plans to develop another 500 MW solar plants in the reservoirs of the Irrigation Department. A proposal has been drafted with the help of Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation and it would be submitted to the State Government seeking approval soon. An agreement too would be entered into with the distribution companies on the sale of power from the plants.