The Eden Renewables India joint venture (JV) set up by French developers Total Eren and EDF Renewables has bagged 1.35 GWp of solar projects during the April-to-July period.
During that window, Eden secured two 450 MWp projects in Rajasthan under the eighth and ninth rounds of the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) Program being held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India and was then allocated a third facility of the same scale in an auction by hydropower company NHPC.
“With planned production of more than 2,300 gigawatt-hours per year, these solar PV plants will generate the energy required to meet the annual electricity needs of nearly two million people in India,” said Eden Renewables in a press statement. “Constructions are due to start during the first semester of 2021 and commissioning [is] expected towards the beginning of 2022.”
The French JV last year secured 25-year power purchase agreements for four solar projects with a total generation capacity of 716 MWp in northern India.
Eden said the latest contracts give it a 2,273 MWp Indian portfolio across Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The assets comprise 207 MWp of operating solar plants, 450 MWp of under-construction facilities and 1,616 MWp of project capacity which is under development and due to be commissioned by 2022.
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