Amplus Solar and JK Lakshmi Cement sign 56 MWp open access PPA

Amplus Solar has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply 56 MW of solar power to JK Lakshmi Cement’s cement facility in Durg, Chhattisgarh. It will build a photovoltaic plant to provide open access power, allowing JK Lakshmi Cement to replace 92 million units with green electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 88,352 metric tonnes in the first year alone. The Durg facility will meet nearly 80 per cent of its energy needs through renewable sources after switching to solar energy.

Amplus Solar is a distributed energy company providing clean energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers by setting up on-site solar projects (rooftop and ground-mounted) and off-site solar farms. The company has also diversified into new avenues such as battery storage, residential solar, and electric vehicle-based logistics solutions.

In December 2022, Jakson Green, the new energy transition platform backed by India-headquartered Infrastructure and Renewables major – Jakson Group, bagged a prestigious solar EPC order from Amplus Solar. Under the partnership, Jakson Green will deliver a state-of-the-art solar power plant on a turnkey EPC basis for Amplus Solar at Bikaner, Rajasthan in India within 8.5 months of initiation. The project will use nearly three thousand single-axis trackers and over 224,448 monocrystalline bifacial solar modules rated 540Wp. The project is slated to supply power to leading commercial and industrial customers on a long-term basis, thereby providing further fillip to the trend of the corporate push to adopt green energy in the country.