Renew Power Starts 300 MW Gujarat Wind Energy Plant

ReNew Power, a leader among renewable energy firms in India, has announced the commissioning of a 300 megawatt (MW) wind power generation facility in Gujarat. The project was previously awarded to ReNew’s operating subsidiary ReNew Wind Energy (AP2) Private Limited in a competitive E-reverse auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

The fresh project commissioning comes at an important point for India’s beleaguered wind energy sector, that has been struggling of late with issues at both pricing, and project execution level.

ReNew has been in the news recently for the definitive agreement it has signed for a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ: RMGB, RMGBW, RMGBU), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), that would result in ReNew becoming a publicly listed company at NASDAQ. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021.

The 300 MW project, located in Gujarat’s Kutch District, will provide clean power to the states of Haryana and Orissa at a wholesale rate of 2.44 Indian Rupees (US $0.034) per unit (kWh), a lower rate than that of power generated through conventional thermal power plants in the region. The project will also provide direct employment to over 200 people. With this commissioning, ReNew Power will continue to be a leader in the renewable energy sector in the state of Gujarat, with commissioned wind generation capacity of 950 MW.

Speaking about the project, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power, Mr. Sumant Sinha said, “The commissioning of our wind farm project in the state of Gujarat is a significant achievement for everyone at ReNew Power. The team worked hard to put together one of the largest wind farms in the state, with 120 turbines, and laid 73 kms of extra high voltage transmission lines and over 330 kms of medium voltage transmission lines despite major disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important achievement for ReNew, and for India as the country continues down the path of decarbonization.”

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