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Solarization of Ports

The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has undertaken an initiative to implement utility-scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant projects at various major ports across the country. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been appointed as the overall project management consultant for these projects. An MoU has been signed in this regard between SECI and the Indian Ports Association (IPA), on behalf of the individual port trusts, to implement the solar energy projects. As part of this activity, installation of grid connected solar power plants in the following ports is underway. In addition, installation of rooftop solar power projects at various ports is also undertaken and the related processes has been started.

1.      Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

2.      Paradip Port Trust, Paradip, Odisha

3.      Kolkata Port Trust, Kolkata and Haldia, West Bengal

4.      Kamarajar Port Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu

5.      V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

6.      New Mangalore Port Trust, Mangaluru, Karnataka

7.      Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

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