To set up solar power plants of 130 mw installed capacity, the Uttar Pradesh government on August 8 issued a letter of intent to seven companies. All these power plants by the companies will be set up in the Bundelkhand region. The State government has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lanco power Limited for acquiring around 424 mw of power for the next 25 years from 2016.
The Lanco's agreement is the second oen the State government has entered within a month. Previously, the state government had entered into an agreement for purchasing over 300 mw of power from the Power Trading Corporation. These power plants are besides setting up a 100 mw power plant in the joint sector involving the National Hydro-electric Power Corporation and UP NEDA.
The power plant is proposed to be set up in Kalpi of Jalaun district in Bundelkhand.