Awarded 285 MW of wind in first tender win

Enel’s Indian renewable subsidiary BLP Energy has won a 25-year energy supply contract for a 285 MW wind farm in Gujarat State. The project was awarded under the fourth tranche of the 2 GW national wind tender issued by the government company Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The company will invest US$290-million in the construction of this wind farm, which will be supported by a contract for the sale of specified volumes of energy over a 25-year period to SECI. The project, which is expected to start operations in the second half of 2019, will be able to generate more than 1000 GWh of renewable energy every year, making a significant contribution to both India’s need for new power generation capacity and the country’s environmental goals. The Indian government has set a target of achieving 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind power generation capacity by 2022, up from around 20 GW of solar and about 33 GW of wind today.

Contact Cindy-Lee Maneveld, Enel Energy, Tel 021 403-6554, cindy-lee.maneveld@enel.com

 

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