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India X Cleantech — May 2022

Welcome to another issue of our India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country.

Electric Mobility

ATUM Charge Installs 250 Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations

ATUM Charge announced that it has installed 250 solar-powered EV charging stations across India over the last six months. The company reported that it has installed these charging stations across nine states. These charging stations are powered by rooftop solar power systems.

Honda Announces Launch Of Hybrid City In India

Japanese carmaker Honda recently announced the availability of its hybrid City variant in India. The sedan features a self-charging two-motor hybrid system connected to a 1.5-liter petrol engine. The company claims an efficiency of 26.5 kilometers per liter, or 62.3 miles per gallon.

Cleantech Investments

Mitsui Plans To Invest In ReNew Power’s Renewable Power Project

Japan’s Mitsui signed an agreement with one of India’s largest renewable power producers to invest in a round-the-clock renewable power project. The project will have 1,300 megawatts of solar and wind power and 100 megawatt-hours of battery storage capacity spread across three states.

Abu Dhabi’s IHL Plans $511 Million Investment In Adani Green Energy

Bombay Stock Exchange-listed Adani Green Energy is expected to receive an investment worth $511 million from Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company. Adani Green Energy is one of the largest renewable energy companies in India with a portfolio of 20.5 gigawatts across solar, wind, and storage assets.

BlackRock, Mubadala To Invest $500 Million In Tata Power Renewable Energy

Tata Power subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy plans to raise around $500 million from BlackRock Real Assets and Mubadala Investment Company. The deal values Tata Power Renewable Energy at around $4.4 billion. The two investors are expected to own a total of 9.76% to 11.43% following the conclusion of the transaction. Tata Power Renewable Energy has assets of around 4.9 gigawatts of capacity.

Torrent Power To Acquire 50-Megawatt Solar Project From SkyPower

Integrated power company Torrent Power announced its plans to acquire a 50 megawatt solar power project from SkyPower Group. The project is located in Telangana and has a long-term power purchase agreement with the state’s power distribution companies. Torrent Power has a portfolio of 4.1 gigawatts of capacity, including 1 gigawatt of renewable power capacity.

Renewable Energy & Batteries

SECI Issues India’s Largest Battery Storage Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India issued India’s largest battery storage tender to date offering developers 500 megawatts / 1,000 megawatt-hours of capacity. The tender is part of the Indian government’s short-term plan to set up 4,000 megawatt-hours of battery storage capacity. India’s Ministry of Power has recommended a battery energy storage capacity of 27,000 megawatts / 108,000 megawatt-hours by 2029-30.

Tata Power Commissions 300-Megawatt Single-axis Tracker Solar Project

Tata Power Renewables commissioned India’s largest solar power project with a single-axis tracker system. The project has an installed capacity of 300 megawatts and is located in the western state of Gujarat. The project is expected to generate 774 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and offset over 0.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

NTPC Plans 2.5 Gigawatt Solar Power Park In Maharashtra

India’s largest power generation company, NTPC, and Maharashtra’s power generation company, MAHAGENCO, have entered an agreement to set up a 2.5 gigawatt solar power park in the western state. The solar park will be set up as a joint venture between the two companies.

NTPC Commissions 22-Megawatt Floating Solar Project

India’s largest power generation company, NTPC, announced that it has commissioned a 22 megawatt floating solar power project at the premises of a thermal power project. The project is located in the southern state of Kerala. The project is part of a 92 megawatt project.

THDC Announces Plans To Set Up 10 Gigawatts Of Solar Power Capacity

Central government-owned hydropower generation company THDC India has signed an agreement with Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation to set up five solar power parks of 2-gigawatts of capacity each. The development of these solar power parks would entail an investment of around Rs 400 billion ($5.2 billion). Rajasthan has the world’s largest solar power park at Bhadla with an installed capacity of 2,245 megawatts.

Indian Oil, ReNew Power Form Green Hydrogen Joint Venture

One of India’s largest petroleum refining company, Indian Oil, one of India’s largest renewable power generation companies, ReNew Power, and the country’s largest engineering and construction company, L&T, have announced a partnership to develop expertise in green hydrogen production. The joint venture company will focus on manufacturing electrolyzers and green hydrogen production.

JSW Energy Commissions 225-Megawatt Captive Solar Power Project

JSW Energy announced that it has commissioned a 225-megawatt solar power project in the southern state of Karnataka. The project is part of a larger solar and wind power capacity of 958-megawatts it plans to develop for its group company, JSW Steel. JSW Energy has also signed agreements to set up 5 gigawatts of wind power and 1.5 gigawatts of pumped hydro storage capacity.

India Added 13.5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Capacity In 2021-22

According to media reports, India managed to add 13.5 gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 12 months to April 2022, a sharp increase of 128% during the same period last year. Large scale solar power projects accounted for the bulk of the capacity addition accounting for 10.2 gigawatts, followed by 2.2 gigawatts of rooftop solar capacity and 1.1 gigawatts of wind power capacity.

ReNew Power Signs Five PPAs For 2 Gigawatts Of Capacity

One of India’s largest renewable power producers and Nasdaq-listed ReNew Power announced that it signed five power purchase agreements for 1.5 gigawatts of capacity. The company signed these agreements with the Solar Energy Corporation of India and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, a power distribution utility in the northern state of Punjab. It also signed agreements with some corporate consumers.

Gujarat Floats 1 Gigawatt Solar Power Tender 

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) issued a tender for 1 gigawatt of solar power capacity. The state government-owned entity has offered developers 500 megawatts of capacity with a greenshoe option of 500 megawatts. The entity will enter a power purchase agreement for 25 years with the successful bidders.

Oil India Commissions First Green Hydrogen Production Plant 

Government-owned Oil India Limited announced that it commissioned the country’s first ‘pure green hydrogen‘ production plant in the northeastern state of Assam. The plant uses Anion Exchange Membrane technology utilizing 500 kilowatts of solar power to generate 10 kilograms of green hydrogen every day. The company expects to increase daily green hydrogen production to 30 kilograms in the near future.

Greenko Energy, Cockerill Form JV For Electrolyzer Project

India-based Green Energy Holdings and Belgium-based John Cockerill have announced plans to jointly set up an electrolyzer production facility in India. The companies aim to set up a gigafactory sufficient to produce 2 gigawatts of electrolyzers.

Originally published on Future Trends.

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