GMR Energy commissions 25 MW solar plant in Gujarat

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on January 13, 2012 Published on January 13, 2012

GMR Energy Ltd (GEL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure, has commissioned its 25-MW solar power plant at Patan district in Gujarat.

The 25-MW grid interactive solar power project has been executed through GMR Gujarat Solar Power, a subsidiary of GMR Energy. The project was awarded to the company in October 2010 under the Gujarat Solar Policy.

The company in a release said this plant adopts the crystalline photovoltaic (PV) technology and is situated in the solar park set up by the Gujarat Government at Charanka village in Patan district.

Commenting on the development, Mr Raaj Kumar, CEO GMR Energy, said “The commissioning of this solar power plant is a significant step for us towards a balanced power portfolio and this marks the group's foray into the renewable energy space.”

The power plant was commissioned on December 31, 2011 and is supplying power to Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam on a 25-year power purchase agreement under the Gujarat State Solar Policy.

GMR Energy, after tasting success of this solar venture, has initiated plans to enhance its renewable energy portfolio by over 100 MW in the next two years.

GMR Energy is currently operating 808 MW. The company is currently executing power projects of about 7500 MW capacity which includes 2200 MW hydro capacity.

Out of this 2500 MW capacity will become operational in 2012 through commissioning of projects at Vemagiri in Andhra Pradesh, Kamalanga in Orissa and Warora in Maharashtra.

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Published on January 13, 2012
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