ENGIE announced the commissioning of the 250 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh, India. ENGIE commissioned the 200 MW phase ahead of schedule in May 2019. The remaining 50 MW were recently commissioned to the existing 200 MW capacity, in order to provide power to circa 400,000 people.
ENGIE, which awarded the Kadapa project in April 2017, signed the 25-year power purchase agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at the inauguration of the Mirzapur solar power plant in March 2018.
ENGIE installed over 1 million panels and over 2700 string inverters in a site spread across 1250 Acres. ENGIE has an installed capacity of more than 1.5 GW in renewables and employs around 1,000 people in power generation, engineering and energy services.
Other projects ENGIE have developed in across India include the Mirzapur solar project (101MWp) in Uttar Pradesh, Bhadla solar park (190 MWp) in Rajasthan, a wind project in Gujarat (30 MW) and two wind projects in Tamil Nadu (50 MW and 200 MW).
“We look forward to continuing to support India’s low-carbon generation investments and in the Middle East region whilst continuing to operate to the highest possible health and safety standards,” Sebastien Arbola, CEO of ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey, said.