KOCHI: The 3MW solar power plant, built by public-private partnership construction firm INKEL at the site of KSEB’s 220kV substation in Kanjikode, Palakkad district, will be inaugurated by Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty at 11am on Saturday.
The solar power plant was developed on an 8-hectare site on the site of the 220 kV substation. INKEL received the order to build the solar power plant last year. Although the contractual agreement called for the work to be completed within 12 months, INKEL, which began work on July 19, 2021, completed the installation within seven months. The 3 MW power station will generate 50 lakh units of electricity annually. According to the agreement, INKEL will operate the power plant for five years.
The Kanjikode solar power plant is part of the 8 MW solar project implemented by KSEB. INKEL has started power generation at the 1MW plant built under the same plan at Agali in Palakkad. Work is progressing on a 4MW solar power plant in Brahmapuram in Ernakulam district.
“We installed 7,920 Monoperc solar panels, each rated at 380 watts, across the 8-hectare substation site. Two grid converters with a capacity of 1,600 KVA were also installed,” said N Sasidharan Nair, INKEL’s Chief Operating Officer. INKEL implements various hospital development projects of the state government.