Engie inaugurated 101 MW PV plant in Uttar Pradesh

French President Macron, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher

During the French State visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the »Mirzapur« solar power plant, Uttar Pradesh’s largest solar project, with a capacity of 101 MW. French energy giant Engie SA was awarded the project in May 2016 for a price of INR 4.43 ($0.068) per kWh and signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in June 2016.
Moreover, Engie and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) recently signed a 25-year PPA for the »Kadapa« solar park (338 MW) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In April 2017, Engie proposed the most competitive offer for this project with a price of INR 3.15/kWh ($0.048/kWh). Furthermore, Engie announced the beginning of commercial operation of the »Badla« solar park (190 MW) in the state of Rajasthan, following commissioning in June 2017. Engie won this project in 2016 with an offer of INR 4.35/kWh ($0.067/kWh). One of the distinctive features of this plant is the use of a dry robotic mechanism without water for cleaning modules to optimizes the cleaning process. According to the company, Engie has a total installed solar capacity of 810 MW in the country.

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