Hitachi Energy India Limited (Hitachi Energy) has won a contract from Ayana Renewable Power one of the leading Independent Power Producers in the country to provide a grid connection solution for their upcoming 300-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Hitachi Energy has been working closely with Ayana Renewables for this project to co-create an optimized solution that meets the safety, quality and technical requirements of Solar Energy Corporation of India, the end-user of the renewable plant.
Leveraging its strong local footprint and expertise in project design and execution, Hitachi Energy will provide an engineering, procurement and construction management package that collects all the power generated by the plant and transfers it into the national transmission system safely and reliably. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in March 2024.
“This project from Ayana Renewable Power is another step towards an integrated renewable energy system. The world is rapidly realizing that renewable energy is essential to deliver on the promise of a carbon-neutral future while maintaining energy security. This is where a robust integrated renewable energy system plays a crucial role in connecting all dots, to address the growing energy needs sustainably,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy. “Hitachi Energy is championing the urgency of the energy transition by pioneering technologies to help accelerate a carbon-neutral future.”
India is on a steadfast track to source 50 percent of its electricity capacity from non-fossil sources by 2030, which aligns with the country’s ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions by 2070. According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water’s Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF), in FY23, renewable energy dominated India’s power generation capacity expansion. A total of 17 GW was installed during the year 92 percent of which were powered by renewables, of which solar (grid-scale and rooftop) contributed 84 percent of newly added renewable energy capacity. As of July 2023, the country has a combined installed capacity of 179 GW from renewable energy sources.
Achieving a carbon-neutral future requires integrating large-scale renewable energy to overcome complexity and capacity issues. Hitachi Energy Ltd is advancing the world’s energy system, and its pioneering innovative solutions expedite the integration of renewables at a large scale, helping to accelerate the transition. Today, 33 GW of clean power in India flows through Hitachi Energy’s technology.
In this project, the power system is maintenance-ready being factory fitted with the RelCare digital platform and comes with EnCompass™ Service Agreement baseline to safeguard reliability and availability to operations. The new digitally-enabled service solution seeks to offer an enhanced customer experience for a period of one year and the whole lifecycle by minimizing the risk of incidents and contributing to the highest availability.
Hitachi Energy Ltd. is a market and technology leader in grid connections and power quality solutions, with more than 10,000 installations worldwide. Recently, it launched its Grid-eXpand™ range of modular and prefabricated grid connection solutions that make it faster, simpler and more efficient to expand power grid capacity and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.