AGEL commissions wind-solar hybrid plant in Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has announced that it has successfully commissioned a 700 MW wind-solar hybrid plant in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district. A 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at Rs 3.24 per kWh has been placed for the hybrid plant. After commissioning of the plant, AGEL’s operating wind-solar hybrid portfolio has now reached 2,140 MW. The company’s total operating renewable portfolio has grown to 8,024 MW, making it the largest in India.

The new hybrid power plant is made up of 600 MW of solar and 510 MW of wind. According to AGEL, the facility employs advanced renewable technologies such as bifacial solar PV modules and horizontal single-axis trackers systems to maximise electricity generation from solar energy.

The plant is co-located and is designed to achieve a minimum capacity utilisation factor of 50 per cent. It is managed by AGEL’s wholly owned subsidiary, Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer Four Limited.

In January 2023, Adani Renewable Energy Two Limited signed a binding agreement to acquire a 50 per cent equity stake in Rajasthan’s Essel Saurya Urja Company (ESUCRL). According to Adani Group, ESUCRL owns and operates a 750 MW solar park in Rajasthan and the acquisition will allow the company to expand its presence in the state.