Through its subsidiary Solairedirect, ENGIE (Paris, France, formerly GDF Suez) has been awarded a 75 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in conjunction with a new National Solar Mission tender offer in India, which covers a total capacity of 420 MW. The awarded project is the Group’s first solar undertaking in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
Through Solairedirect, ENGIE also won a 23 MW PV tender offer in Mexico, the only project approved for Bajaj California as part of the country’s first long-term nationwide electricity procurement tender offer. The Uttar Pradesh PV will have a solar power price of 4.43 rupees/kWh for 25 years, about 67 USD/MWh.
ENGIE confirms its pioneer role in India and its position as a major player in solar energy in the Indian market, with a total capacity of over 450 MW of solar energy in four states: Rajasthan, Telangana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.