EDF Renewables and Total Eren, two world leaders in renewable energy, are pleased to announce that EDEN Renewables India, their equally owned joint venture dedicated to the Indian solar photovoltaic market, has been awarded three solar photovoltaic
(PV) projects for a total of 1,350 MWp each in Rajasthan, Northern India.
EDEN Renewables has established itself amongst the leaders in the Indian market, with a portfolio of capacities under development, under construction and operational totaling more than 2,200 MWp spread over the states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Between April and July 2020, EDEN Renewables India has won:
▪ two 450 MWp1 solar PV projects during the last tenders organized by the Solar Energy
Corporation of India (SECI VIII and SECI IX) ;
▪ one 450 MWp1 solar PV project during the last tender organized by the National Hydro
Power Corporation (NHPC), for which a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has
been signed with NHPC at the end of August 2020.
With a planned production of more than 2,300 GWh per year, these solar PV plants will generate the energy required to meet the annual electricity needs of nearly 2 million people in India. Constructions are due to start during the first semester of 2021 and commissioning are expected towards the beginning of 2022.
These recent successes follow the signature last year by EDEN Renewables India of 25-year long term PPAs for four solar power projects totaling 716 MWp2 of installed capacities in Northern India. Among them, “SECI III” (450 MWp) entered into construction phase in Rajasthan, in April 2020, with commissioning expected towards the first semester of 2021.
EDEN Renewables India has been developing, building and operating solar projects in India since 2016. Through their local presence with a team of experts headquartered in New Delhi, EDF Renewables and Total Eren already operate four solar PV power plants in India.