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Deputy CM Inaugurates 3rd Solar Power Plant in Uripok

DIPR
Imphal, May 23,

Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh today inaugurated a roof top solar power plant installed at Basketball Ground cum Community Hall of Youth Club, Uripok Achom Leikai in Imphal. This is the third roof top solar power plant with generating capacity of 5 Kilo Watts being installed in Uripok Assembly Constituency.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Deputy Chief Minister said, electricity (power) has been an essential component of our life. He said, with the increasing population, consumption of power has also increased from time to time. In such a situation, power generation from alternative sources like solar energy rather than hydro or other mineral resources should be made in large scale. He said, roof top solar power plants being installed at different places are an ambitious joint undertaking being taken up by MANIREDA with Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL), and it will help to reduce energy consumption from Power Grids.
Joykumar Singh further stated that under the project, 35 sites within Uripok A/C have been identified for the first phase to install such power plants. He said, documentation and other related works for the 18 sites have been completed and installation works at 3 (three) different sites have also been completed and started power generation.  Another 3-4 plants will also be installed in a few days.  Such plants will generate power which can light a maximum of 70-80 bulbs in the area. He appealed people to co-operate with this initiative so that street lighting at almost all areas under Uripok A/C can be made possible without any extra charges.
Director MANIREDA, Shri L. Manglem Singh said, grid connected roof top solar power plants is an ambitious project which can generate power for consumption and the excess power generated can also be sold to power grid. He said, the project with a life span of 25 years will definitely help to reduce power consumption from grids and also to generate revenues as well.
Deputy Chief Minister also felicitated players of Youth Club, Uripok Achom Leikai who has won the State Level under 13 Sub- Junior Boys Basketball Tournament held in Imphal recently.

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