Fortum commissions 70-MW solar plant in Rajasthan

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Fortum today announced the commissioning of 70-MW solar plant at Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan, India.

The solar plant is Fortum’s third and so far biggest commissioned solar energy project.

Fortum won a reverse auction for the solar project in January 2016. The solar power plant will operate based on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with a fixed tariff for 25 years. Fortum has signed the Power Purchase Agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India’s largest power utility.

Fortum has 85-MW solar capacity in India, with three solar power plants in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradhesh.

Fortum is currently building a 100-MW solar power plant in Karnataka, India. The 100-MW solar power plant also will get a fixed tariff for 25 years and is expected to be commissioned during the first half of 2017.

Fortum is targeting a gigawatt-scale solar and wind portfolio as part of securing its longer-term competitiveness. Fortum seeks to allocate its planned growth capital in the range of EUR 200–400 million in solar projects in India.