Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s FRV announces opening of its first solar project in India
- Andhra Pradesh will power approximately 35,000 households, while avoiding the annual emission of 160,000 tons of greenhouse gases.
- The two plants, with a total area of 100 hectares are located near the city of Bangalore.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects and part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has announced the opening of the two solar plants that are part of the 138 MWdc Andhra Pradesh Solar Farm, in India – the first large-scale solar installation developed by FRV in the country.
The company was awarded the project in a reverse auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in 2016 as part of the National Solar Mission program, launched by the Government of India, to meet its renewable targets and reach 100 GW of solar capacity installed in the country by 2022.
The two plants of Andhra Pradesh, have a total area of 100 hectares and are located in the Ananthapuramu Solar Park, 200 km from the city of Bangalore.
The project will power approximately 35,000 Indian homes, while avoiding the emission of 160,000 tons of CO2 per year, providing both temporary and permanent employment opportunities over the plants life-cycle.
“This project demonstrates the commitment of FRV in the Asia-Pacific region and represents a big step in achieving FRV’s strategy to develop and build renewable power generation assets” affirms Tristán Higuero, Chief Operating Officer, FRV East.
“Developing and delivering such key projects as this, and our ability to do this in alignment with progressive government initiatives remains strong and we continue to explore new opportunities across Asia-Pacific” commented Daniel Sagi-Vela, Chief Executive Officer of FRV.