The project activity is a new 50 MW large-scale grid connected solar thermal power project in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India. The project introduces state-of-the-art and sustainable solar thermal power generation using parabolic trough technology. Electricity generated from the project activity will be sent to the Combined Regional grid i.e. Northern, Eastern, Western, and North-Eastern grids (NEWNE) of India. As a result of commissioning, the gross electricity generation in the project activity is 130,263 MWh/year. Accordingly this project activity is expected to supply 118,866 MWh net electricity to the grid per year and abates 1,131,600 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions
Project impacts and benefits:
- Hospitals and health centers have electrified with modern equipment, resulting women in labour now delivering in air conditioned and solar-power-lit rooms rather than by torchlight.
- 50 KV Diesel Generators has been installed at Governmental hospital, Pokharan in order to continue hospitals works during power cuts.
- Beds, Air Cooler, Mosquito Nets and Solar Batteries have been provided to the nearby hospitals.
- Godawari Power and Ispat Limited has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. All employees (Permanent, Contractual, Temporary, Training) are covered under this Policy. However no complaints has been received during the year 2016-17.
- Rajasthan is one of the hottest state in India. The schools usually lacks clean water facility. Godawari Green Energy support nearby Schools to develop clean water facility for students.
- Nearby primary schools have been provided with tables, chairs, tiled flooring, drinking water and fans in the classrooms.
- Panchayat Group members from nearby villages included in the discussion, for better implementation and monitoring of the welfare activities.
- Rooftop solar panels have been distributed in surrounding villages like Thakarba, Rajasthan which are not connected to the national power grid, give residents enough power to charge night lamps and mobile phones, and are now seen on nearly every roof.