ENGIE’s renewable energy capacity exceeds 1.5 GW in India
LA DEFENSE, Courbevoie, France, 4 July 2019: ENGIE’s total renewable capacity in India now exceeds 1.5 GW, following a series of project awards, the company said through a Press communiqué.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently awarded ENGIE a 200 MW onshore wind project in the north-western Indian state of Gujarat, the communiqué said. ENGIE will sign a 25-year power-purchase agreement (PPA) with SECI, the communiqué added.
According to the communiqué, the success follows an earlier award to the Group by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), which is a state power distribution company, for a 280 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Gujarat, as part of the Raghanesda Solar Park, currently under development. Under the scope of the project, ENGIE will sign a 25-year PPA with GUVNL, the communiqué said.
According to the communiqué, ENGIE also finalised commissioning one week ahead of schedule of 80% of the 338 MWp Kadapa solar PV project, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, followed by commercial operation in early June.
Paulo Almirante, ENGIE’s Executive Vice President and Group COO, said: “These successes demonstrate ENGIE’s capability to accelerate the development of its renewable energy portfolio and meet the ambitious target of adding 9 GW of additional renewable capacities over the next three years.”
ENGIE has been present and active in India for over 40 years, the communiqué said, adding that the Group employs approximately 1,000 people in the country in power generation, engineering and energy services.