Mumbai-based Oriano, a utility-scale solar power development and EPC company, has announced it is nearing commissioning of the first part capacity of 70MWp out of an overall 168MWp captive solar project in Chhattisgarh. The 70MWp capacity shall be commissioned by mid-April, with power generated to be evacuated at 132kV.
Oriano has already started executing the balance capacity of 98MWp and targets to switch it online by October this year.
The project, being set up in Capex mode under an open-access mechanism, is going to be one of the largest captive solar projects in India when completed.
Oriano is building the project on a turnkey basis, with its scope of work including development, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance for five years.
Sudeep Chakraborty, director at Godawari Power & Ispat(HIRA Group), said, “HIRA Group is dedicated towards sustainability and therefore planning for solar projects started two years back. After analyzing OPEX and CAPEX models, it was further decided to go with CAPEX mode due to its commercial advantage.”
Lokendra Singh, co-founder and director, Oriano, said, “We are thrilled with this bold initiative of Hira Group towards making their company as carbon neutral in a steel industry vertical..[which is] going to inspire a lot many other industries. We are thankful for choosing Oriano as their development and EPC partner for the project.”
Oriano has a development and EPC portfolio of 700+ MWp and targets to exceed 1GW by the end of 2022.
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