Total And EDF Renewables To Develop 700 MW Solar Projects In India

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  • Total Eren and EDF Renewables announced the signing of four 25-year long-term PPA, for four solar power projects totaling 716 MWp of installed capacities
  • These projects have been awarded to EDEN Renewables India
  • The solar PV projects will generate the energy required to meet the annual electricity needs of 1.1 million Indian households
  • The construction is due to start by the end of 2019 and end by 2020

Total, one of the world’s major integrated oil and gas companies, along with French energy group EDF Renewables, will develop 700 Mw of solar power projects in India through their joint subsidiary EDEN Renewables India, reported Business Standard.

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In a public statement, Total Eren and EDF Renewables announced the signing of four 25-year long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), for four solar power projects totaling 716 MWp of installed capacities in northern India. These projects have been awarded to EDEN Renewables India, their solar photovoltaic equally owned joint venture in India, it said.

Future goal
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. The construction is due to start by the end of this year and commissioning is expected towards the end of 2020, said the company.

EDEN Renewables India has been building and operating solar projects jointly owned by the two partners in India since 2016. It currently has 207 MW of projects in Rajasthan, Uttrakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

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