Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Wednesday said it has commissioned a 5 MW Solar Power Plant in Karnataka.

"Located at Shivanasamudram near Mandya in Karnataka, the plant has been set up by BHEL for Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL)," BHEL said in a statement.

The company has set up 15 MW of solar power plants in various parts of the country during 2011-12.

For the Shivanasamudram project, BHEL’s scope of work included design, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the Solar Power Plant. In addition, BHEL will also operate and maintain the solar power plant for a period of 3 years.

The Solar Power Plant is operating satisfactorily since synchronising with the main grid and DC power generated by the solar panels is converted into AC by inverters and fed into a 66 kV grid through transformers, it added.

siddhartha.s@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on July 25, 2012)
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