ReNew Power commissions 250 MW of ISTS-connected  solar project in Rajasthan

ReNew Power has commissioned 250 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected photovoltaic solar power project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The project has a total generation capacity of 300 MW which was won by ReNew Power in Tranche-III of the competitive auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). According to reports, the remaining 50 MW capacity is projected to be operational by the end of this month.

The project would provide Bihar with renewable energy at a cost of Rs 2.55 per kWh and offer direct employment to about 600 people. Moreover, to improve the project’s efficiency, Renew Power added monocrystalline modules with fixed tilt and string inverters. At this location, the company will also use robotic module cleaning to help preserve water in Rajasthan’s arid state.

In August 2021, ReNew Power had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SECI to provide round-the-clock renewable power supply in India. A 1.3 GW hybrid renewable energy project would be set up, entailing an investment of approximately Rs 88.1 billion by ReNew Power. The cumulative capacity would be set up as wind and solar farms at three locations – Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The project aimed to operate at an 80 per cent average annual plant load factor with a minimum monthly capacity utilisation factor of 70 per cent.

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