GMR Infra’s commissions 25 MW photovoltaic solar energy plant in Gujarat

This plant also marks GMR (Q,N,C,F)* Group`s foray into renewable energy space. The 25 MW grid interactive solar power project was executed through GMR Gujarat Solar Power, a subsidiary of GMR Energy. The project was awarded in October 2010 under the Gujarat Solar Policy.

This plant adopts the crystalline PV technology and is situated in the Solar Park set up by the government of Gujarat, at Charanka village in Patan District. The project was successfully commissioned on Dec.31,2011 and holds the distinction of being the first amongst several projects coming up in Solar Park to be synchronized with the grid.

Power from this plant will be supplied to Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam on 25 year power purchase agreement under the Gujarat State Solar Policy.

GMR Energy, a flagship company of the GMR Group, has plans to enhance its renewable energy portfolio by over 100 MW in the next two years.

GMR Energy is currently operating 808 MW. The company is presently executing power projects of about 7500 MW capacity which includes 2200 MW of hydro capacity. Out of this, 2,500 MW capacity will become operational in 2012 through commissioning of projects at Vemagiri in AP, Kamalanga in Orissa and Warora in Maharashtra.