Engie Crosses 1.5 GW Renewable Capacity in India
French power group Engie’s total renewable capacity in India now exceeds 1.5 GW. The company recently bagged a 200 MW onshore wind project in the state of Gujarat from Solar Energy Corporation of India.
ENGIE is all set to sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Federal Government entity, SECI.
Earlier, Engie won a 280 MWp solar project from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. The project—part of the Raghanesda solar park—is currently under development. Under the scope of the project, the state power distribution company will enter into a 25-year PPA with the company.
ENGIE also finalized commissioning one week ahead of schedule of 80% of the 338 MWp Kadapa solar PV project located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, followed by commercial operation in early June.
Paulo Almirante, ENGIE’s Executive Vice President and Group COO declared: “These successes demonstrate ENGIE’s capability to accelerate the development of its renewable energy portfolio and meet the ambitious target of adding 9 GW of additional renewable capacities over the next 3 years.”
ENGIE has been present and active in India for over 40 years. The Group employs approximately 1,000 people in the country in power generation, engineering and energy services.