French developer Engie reaches 1.5 GW renewables capacity in India


Following a series of successes, French power group Engie’s total renewable capacity in India now exceeds 1.5 GW. The company recently bagged a 200 MW onshore wind project in the state of Gujarat from Solar Energy Corporation of India.

Earlier, Engie won a 280 MWp solar project from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. The project—part of the Raghanesda solar park—is currently under development. Under the scope of the project, the state power distribution company will enter into a 25-year PPA with the company.

Engie also finalized commissioning of 80% of the 338 MWp Kadapa solar project in the state of Andhra Pradesh one week ahead of schedule, followed by commercial operation in early June. The project—with NTPC Ltd as the offtaker for 25 years—was won by the company at a bid of Rs 3.15/kWh.

Paulo Almirante, Engie’s executive vice president and group COO declared: “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 3 years.”

Present in India for over two decades, Engie employs approximately 1,000 people in the country in power generation, engineering and energy services. Through its subsidiary Solairedirect, it is positioned as a leading player on the Indian solar energy market.

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