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EDF Energies Nouvelles starts its first solar projects in India

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EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of its first solar energy project of 30 MWp in Madhya Pradesh Indian state and the development of five additional solar projects in Rajasthan with capacity totaling 120 MWp, which it won in a call for tenders launched by the Indian government.
Development in India’s solar photovoltaic market is being led by ACME Solar Energy Private Limited in which EDF Energies Nouvelles has held a 25% interest.

EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions its first solar power plant in central India Located in Madhya Pradesh, the Khilchipur solar power plant (30 MWp1 in installed capacity) represents EDF Energies Nouvelles’ first “green” solar energy facility in the country. EDF Energies Nouvelles, which moved into India in December 2013, has teamed up with two partners, ACME Cleantech Solutions Limited, a well-known Indian new energies company providing the benefit of its local expertise, and EREN, the leading natural resources saving group, to form ACME Solar Energy Private Limited.

Five new photovoltaic projects won in Rajasthan Five solar energy projects, with capacity totalling 120 MWp2in one of the sunniest states of north-western India, have been awarded to ACME Solar Energy Private Limited following a government call for tenders launched by the Solar Energy Corporation of India. The projects are due to be commissioned during 2015. India boasts tremendous potential for the development of solar energy, with a capacity target of 26.4 GWp3 by 2022.

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130 MWc en France correspond à 25 MW en Inde.
2Equivaut en Inde à 100 MW.
3L’équivalent de 22 GW en Inde.

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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