~~One of the largest behind-the-meter solar project in India~~
~~This project included working on operating metro stations at night and only for a few hours~~
New Delhi, 8th Feb 2021:Amp Energy India has commissioned one of the largest behind-the-meter solar project for L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project between Govt. of Telangana & one of India’s leading infrastructure company Larsen &Toubro Limited.
Amp Energy has installed 7.805 MW solar plant supplying power to L&T in Hyderabad, Telangana for the metro project to supply solar power to its 24 stations and 2 depots in the city.
The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amp for procurement of solar power is for 25 years and will generate 11,300 MWh of green energy in a year, equivalent to reducing approx. 8,000 MT of carbon emissions annually.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project will meet 15% of the total electrical consumption through solar power supplied by Amp Energy. The plant is one of the largest behind-the-meter solar projects in India.
The solar plant was fully commissioned on 26th December, 2020 and the project execution was managed by following all compliances placed to manage COVID-19 situation in India.
“Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities in India with the metro playing a key role in providing efficient, safe and economical travel. This initiative will help us in reducing our carbon footprint and using green energy to partly power our operations. We are happy to partner with Amp for this project that has helped achieve our sustainability objectives.” Mr. K V B Reddy, MD and CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited said.
“Amp’s Solar project for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is a futuristic infrastructure project- a high-quality reliable RE system powering an eco-friendly and sustainable transportation system. We believe that projects like these will provide the right momentum for a mass public transport across cities in India to switch to sustainable energy sources and help meet India’s climate goals,” Mr. Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO, Amp Energy India said.
Amp Energy India is one of the fastest growing integrated renewable energy power producers in India providing dispatchable clean energy to C&I and Utility customers as the first truly balanced Renewable Energy IPP.
With a total portfolio of about 1GW+ and presence across 15 states, Amp Energy India is one of India’s only triple play renewable developer (utility, distributed generation and open access) having a balanced portfolio of C&I and utility customers supplying power to 45+ customers across diverse sectors as Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Cement, Steel, Heavy Engineering, Infrastructure, FMCG, Educational Institutions, IT & Datacenters, Utilities and Government bodies.
Amp Energy India is the Indian arm of the Amp Energy group which is headquartered in Canada and has presence across 6 core energy markets of US, Canada, India, Japan, Australia and Europe. Amp Energy has a portfolio of 1.5 GW and a firm pipeline of 3 GW of renewable generation assets and 2.2 GWhr of energy storage assets.