Eden Renewables secures new 1.35 GW Indian solar project

The renewables joint venture between EDF Energy and Total has secured a contract for the development of three solar firms in India, Kallanish Energy reports.

Eden Renewables, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and Total Eren, announced last Thursday it had been selected for the three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for a total of 1.35 gigawatts (GW) located in Rajasthan, Northern India.

The portfolio comprises two projects tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India and one by the National Hydro Power Corporation, both with a capacity of 450 megawatts. Construction on the PV projects is expected in late 2021 and commission in early 2022.

The project with the National Hydro Power Corporation also includes a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which was signed in August this year.

The three new projects bring Eden Renewables’ total renewables capacity (under development and operational) to 2.2 GW in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

“I am excited to be working on these solar projects with our partner EDF Renewables, through our joint subsidiary EDEN Renewables India, which plays a key role in achieving our local ambitions,” said Fabienne Demol, vice president – global head of business development of Total Eren.

“Together, we are determined to provide an electricity which is both sustainable and low carbon, in line with the Indian government’s objective to increase the part of renewables in India,” added Demol.

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