Engie’s installed and under construction capacity reaches 1GW in India
Multinational French firm, Engie, has announced that it has won a 200MW wind project in Tamil Nadu, India. The onshore wind project is said to have a proposed tariff of $39/MWh through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The project is part of a 2,000MW wind tender that was organised by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The 200MW project win follows on from a 50MW wind project that Engie was awarded in the state of Tamil Nadu last month. Earlier in the year, Engie won its first wind project in India, a 30MW project to be developed in the state of Gujarat.
“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,” said Sébastien Arbola, CEO of Engie Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey.
Over its 20-year history in India, Engie has installed 810MWp of solar power capacity and is now building 280MW of wind power.