Equis Energy commissions 100 MW of solar in Karnataka

Equis Energy, an Asia-Pacific renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), has commissioned its largest solar PV project, comprising 135 MWp of generation capacity in Bagalkot District of Karnataka, India. The company has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

The company has two offices in India and is one of India’s largest renewable energy developers, with 897 MW of solar and wind assets under operation, construction, and advanced development. In addition, 1,330 MW of utility-scale solar and wind projects are in development and expected to become operational within the next five years.

Nitin Apte, Equis Energy CEO, said: “The project was completed without a Lost Time Incident (injury) in over 1,000,000 person-hours worked.”

The company added that in Karnataka for the first time it has deployed solar inverter technology, which delivers significant performance improvements and cost savings. The project has a generation output of approximately 224 million kWh/year, collectively supplying power equivalent to the annual needs of roughly 200,000 homes, as well as saving 220,000 tonnes of CO2.

Equis Energy has some 180 assets under its belt, comprising 11,135 MW in Australia, Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand.