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Odisha Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

The solar policy of Odisha was drafted in the year 2013 and can be found here.

Odisha or Orissa as it was formerly known is located in the south eastern side of thecountry. It forms about 485 km of coastline towards the east of India. The capital city ofOdisha is Bhubaneswar. In total, the state has a total commissioned solar energy of77.64MW, out of which 10.72MW was added in the FY 2016/17. With the householdelectrification at 56%, Orissa is actively looking to invest in ensuring that power 24x7 isdelivered and solar has been looked at as an important prospect in that regard. That is thereason that the state has set a target of 2,378MW of power to be generated from solarpower plants. In addition to solar, 350MW has been targeted from wind energy, 150MWfrom hydropower and another 180MW from biomass based plant. Based on these numbersalone it is clear that solar has been seen as a primary source of power in the state. Solarpower production in Odisha has been divided into four categories, with 328MW comingfrom utility-scale projects, 50MW from water bodies and 1 GW capacity from large-scalesolar parks and 1GW from rooftop projects in the commercial and domestic segment. By theend of the Financial year 2017/18, Odisha has set a target of achieving 297MW of total solarinstalled capacity, with 125MW coming from rooftops.

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