EDF Renewables, Total Eren Sign PPAs for over 700 MW Solar Projects in India

Total Eren and EDF Renewables have signed four 25-year PPAs, for four solar power projects totaling 716 MW of installed capacities in northern India.

EDF Total Eren Solar PPAs

Total Eren and EDF Renewables have announced the signature of four 25-year long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), for four solar power projects totaling 716 MW of installed capacities in northern India. These projects have been awarded to EDEN Renewables India, their solar PV (equally owned) joint venture in India.

EDEN Renewables India signed:

  • End of June, a PPA with the nodal agency Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for a solar project with a capacity of 450 MW, located in the State of Rajasthan;
  • Last Spring, three PPAs for two solar projects of 98 MW each and one of 70 MW in the framework of tender launched by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

With the planned production of nearly 1,200 GWh per year, these solar PV projects will generate the energy required to meet the annual electricity needs of 1.1 million Indian households. Their construction is due to start by the end of this year and commissioning is expected towards the end of 2020.

Fabienne Demol, Executive Vice President – Global Head of Business Development of Total Eren, said, “We are delighted to have signed these PPAs for our four solar power plants, which will contribute to meeting the energy needs of the population in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and to the development of renewable energy projects locally. We are multiplying our Indian installed capacity by four! These signatures represent an important milestone in our development in this market, which still offers significant growth opportunities. I look forward to working on other renewable energy projects in India with our partner EDF Renewables and through our joint subsidiary EDEN Renewables India, which plays a key role in achieving our local ambitions.”

EDEN Renewables India has been developing, building and operating solar projects jointly owned by the two partners in India since 2016. Through their local presence and their team of experts based in Delhi, EDF Renewables and Total Eren already operate four Solar Power Plants in India totaling 207 MW of installed capacity in the States of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.