Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) reached an overall operating renewable energy capacity of 8,086 MW at the end of March 2023, 49% up from 5,410 MW in FY 2021-22. With this, it now has the largest operating renewable portfolio in India. The source-wise RE capacity includes 4,975 MW solar, 2,140 MW hybrid, and 971 MW wind.
The developer hit the 8+ GW milestone with the recent commissioning of its fourth wind-solar hybrid power plant in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. The combined operational generation capacity of this newly added hybrid power plant is 700 MW. It benefits from a power purchase agreement (PPA) at INR 3.24/kWh for 25 years.
This new hybrid power plant consists of 600 MW solar and 510 MW wind plants. It employs bifacial solar PV modules and horizontal single-axis trackers (HSAT) systems to maximize electricity generation from solar energy. The plant is co-located and is designed to deliver a capacity utilization factor (CUF) of a minimum of 50%, the highest of any renewable project in India, stated Adani Green.
With this plant, AGEL’s operating wind-solar hybrid portfolio has reached 2,140 MW, continuing to be the largest in the world.
Earlier in May 2022, AGEL had operationalized India’s first hybrid power plant of 390 MW. This was followed by the commissioning of the world’s largest co-located hybrid power plant of 600 MW in September 2022 and the third hybrid power plant of 450 MW in December 2022. All three of these hybrid energy generation assets are located in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Adani’s other projects commissioned during FY 2023 include a 325 MW wind power plant in Madhya Pradesh and a 212 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan.
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