power plant to be set up by Vikram Solar Private Ltd for the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TDD) as part of its ambitious programme to reduce carbon footprint and make Tirumala environs eco-friendly.
land leased by TDD to set up the plant at Kosuvaripalle in Tamballapalle in Chittoor district.
agreement between TDD and Vikram Solar during which the latter will generate a minimum 1.55 crore units of assured power every year.
Rs. 4.49 per kWh
is the cost per unit that TDD will pay during this 20 years, this the lowest per unit cost in the country.
Rs 4.27 crore
per annum is the estimated savings once the plant is functional.
units of power [~ 8 MW] is being currently generated by TDD using windmills.
of TDD's power needs will be met by renewables once the solar plant is operational.