Oriano commissions 36 MWp ‘group captive’ solar project in Karnataka


Mumbai-based EPC firm Oriano has announced the commissioning of a 26 MWac/36 MWp solar park in the Raichur district of Karnataka. The project was set up under the group captive open-access mechanism for power supply to one of the global pharma companies.

“Oriano was awarded the project with the scope of captive PPA/SHA acquisition, third-party legal land due diligence and100+ acres land acquisition, all land, development and project-related approvals, evacuation approval, bay allocation, project NOCs, CEIG, interconnection approval, turnkey EPC of the project, construction of 110 kV switchyard, 110 kV transmission line including RoW approval & bay. It’s an end-to-end project offered by Oriano, including five years of operation and maintenance,” read a release by Oriano.

The Oriano team was able to deliver the project within timelines despite Covid-prompted lockdowns across the country, development-related challenges, material uncertainty in terms of supply and commercial escalations. 

Lokendra Singh, director and co-founder, Oriano, said, “As a strategy to extend beyond utility-scale turnkey solar project EPC, it’s the first project delivered by Oriano on turnkey development and EPC mode under group captive open-access mechanism. The challenges and timelines were daunting due to covid restrictions, heavy rains, etc.”

The project site construction started in mid of July 2021 and it took four months to fully commission and charge the project.

Oriano is developing four additional solar parks in multiple states: 100 MWp in Maharashtra, 125 MWp in Karnataka), 50 MWp in Tamil Nadu and 70 MWp in Chhattisgarh. It is additionally working on a wind-solar hybrid project in Karnataka. Besides, it is constructing approx. 150+ MWp of multiple projects in Chhattisgarh under captive open access mechanism with 132 kV evacuation.


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