Eden Renewables bags 1.35 GWp of solar projects in four months


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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