EDF JV unleashes 105MW Verdant in India.

01 02 2020 | 11:37

Wind farm built with SITAC Group is located in the state of Gujarat and comprises 50 turbines

EDF Renewables and SITAC Group have commissioned the 105MW Verdant wind farm in India.

Verdant is located in the state of Gujarat and comprises 50 turbines.

Development, financing and construction of the wind farm was undertaken by SITAC Management & Development, a joint venture of EDF Renewables and SITAC Group dedicated to wind power in India.

Electricity from Verdant will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam, the Gujarat state utility.

Construction of the facility took 18 months and involved more than 300 local workers, EDF said.

EDF Renewables and SITAC now own and operate 270MW of wind capacity in India and are about to break ground on a new 300MW project.

EDF Renewables executive vice president international operations Frederic Belloy said: “Six years after its entrance in the Indian market, in which the Group has large
ambitions, EDF Renewables holds now nearly 1500MW of wind and solar gross capacity in construction or operation.

“This contributes to EDF’s CAP 2030 strategy, which aims to double its renewable capacity globally between 2015 and 2030 to over 50GW net.”

SITAC Group founder and chairman Malvinder Singh said: “The Verdant project is the sixth project delivery with EDF Renewables in India and demonstrates our execution capability.

“It is an important milestone for us in establishing a strong presence with our partners across India in the renewable energy market.”



29 January 2020