The largest pumped storage facility in India was essentially inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The largest energy storage firm in India, Greenko Group, is developing the project. The project, which is situated in the Khemla block of the Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh, has a capacity of 1440 megawatts (MW) and 7.5 hours of storage, and it is currently being developed to 1920 MW and 6 hours of storage to give a storage of over 11 Gigawatt hours (GWh) each day.
Over the following three years, an entire investment of Rs 11,500 crore will create 200 employment when the development is finished and 4,800 jobs during construction. To promote indirect jobs like modest infrastructure contracts, car hiring, etc., an additional Rs 15 crore will be put into neighbourhood projects. According to the corporation, it will be finished in 30 months as opposed to the 36 months that were allotted.
The project will be able to incorporate more than 7000 MW of renewable capacity once it is finished. The creation of a new off-stream reservoir, known as the upper reservoir, and the usage of the current Gandhi Sagar Reservoir as the lower reservoir make this project an off-stream open loop project. The projected asphalt face rockfill embankment dam (AFRD), which will be 5,970 metres long and 35 metres tall, will be used to create the upper reservoir.
The opening is a turning point in India's attempts to develop renewable energy, according to Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Group CEO and Managing Director of Greenko Group. For Greenko, being the first to offer a 24/7 dispatchable renewable energy solution for industrial decarbonization and energy transition is a source of great pride. This is made possible by the support of national policy and the visionary leadership of Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Through integrated solutions, Greenko is devoted to facilitating a thorough transition to carbon-free energy.