First Energy commissions wind-solar hybrid plant in Gujarat

First Energy Private Limited (FEPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Thermax Limited, has commissioned a 45.80 MW wind-solar hybrid captive power plant in the state of Gujarat, India. The facility has an installed capacity of 24.3 MW of wind energy and 21.50 MW of solar energy. The plant is estimated to reduce 111,700 tonnes of carbon equivalent per year.

The plant has more than 50,000 solar modules and 9 wind turbine generator (WTG) units, with each WTG having a generation capacity of 2.7 MW. The plant ensures efficient transmission and seamless integration of clean energy into the power grid.

FEPL has the expertise to help commercial and industrial facilities decentralise and decarbonise energy ecosystems through renewable energy. FEPL builds and operates energy assets tailored to the specific needs of its customers. The company delivers best-in-class solutions that ensure sustainable energy generation and optimal asset lifecycle management. The wind-solar hybrid captive power plant underlines FEPL’s commitment to enabling a decarbonised energy landscape.

In March 2023, Thermax Limited and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), an Australia-based green energy and green technology company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore green hydrogen projects including new manufacturing facilities in India. Under the MoU, Thermax and FFI plan to explore opportunities to jointly develop fully integrated green hydrogen projects for commercial and industrial customers in India.