Mahagenco plans on building 100 MW plant at Chandrapur, which will be the biggest solar plant in Vidarbha. This decision has come up in accordance to its plan to create 2,500 MW solar power capacity. Unit 1 and 2 of the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS) of 210 MW capacity has been scrapped off due to pollution problems. Mahagenco wants to install solar panels in the given area of 290 hectare.
Though the plant will be set up by a private player, the land will be provided by Mahagenco. The private player will have to create power evacuation infrastructure using Mahagenco’s money. It will then sell the power to the land-owner. Mahagenco will then supply the power to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL).