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Engie wins 200MW wind project in South India

CTBR Staff Writer Published 09 April 2018

French energy company Engie has won a tender to construct 200MW wind project in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The company had also won a 50MW wind project in the state last month and earlier this year the company secured a 30MW project in the Gujarat state.

For the wind project, Engie has won the tender by proposing a tariff of INR2.51/kWh ($39/MWh) for a period of 25 years under the power purchase agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). SECI has issued a 2GW wind tender and the 200MW is part of it.

Engie Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey CEO Sébastien Arbola said: “We are very proud of our numerous successes in India in wind, but also in solar PV as for example the Mirzapur solar power plant we inaugurated a few weeks ago with French President Macron, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher.

“Engie is committed to help the Indian Government to reach its ambition to promote the development of renewable electricity and to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix. All these projects are also a significant achievement of our commitment to build harmonious progress in the country and all over the world.”

As per Engie, the wind farm takes its renewable energy generation portfolio in India to more than 1GW, which includes installed and under construction. It has been present for more than two decades in the country and has a capacity 280MW in wind under construction. Currently, it employs more than 1000 people in power generation as well as engineering and other energy services.

Recently, Engie inaugurated the 101MW Mirzapur solar project, which was awarded to the company back in 2016 at a tariff of INR4.43/kWh ($68/MWh).

In September last year, Dubai-based investor Abraaj Group and French energy company Engie had announced a partnership to develop wind power platform in India.

Abraaj and Engie stated that they have identified a pipeline of wind power projects of more than 1GW across several Indian states.