Enel awarded 285 MW of wind in first Indian green energy tenderStaff Writer | April 6, 2018
Enel, through its Indian renewable subsidiary BLP Energy Private Limited, has won its first ever renewable energy tender in the country with the awarding of the right to sign a 25-year energy supply contract for a 285 MW wind farm in the State of Gujarat.
Energy In the State of Gujarat
Enel will be investing more than 290 million US dollars 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 1,000 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 current 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.
Enel, through BLP Energy, one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, owns and operates 172 MW of wind capacity producing around 340 GWh per year in Gujarat and Maharashtra. ■