World’s largest floating solar power plant in MP

The world’s largest floating solar power plant is going to be built at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

The Madhya Pradesh government signed a contract for the first phase of the world’s largest Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project. In the first phase of the 600 MW project, contracts of 278 MW capacities will be signed.

Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project

The Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project was first proposed in 2019 and was later planned to be expanded into a 600 MW floating solar project.

The floating solar project is being constructed in two phases on the reservoir formed by the Omkareshwar dam across the Narmada River in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Said to be the world’s largest floating solar plant, the project is expected to attract investment of about Rs 3,500 crore in the state.

The 600 MW capacity project comprises of six units of 100 MW of floating solar photovoltaic grid-connected power projects which will be developed at predetermined sites at Omkareshwar reservoir. The evacuation infrastructure for the projects will be provided by RUMSL.