July 8 (Renewables Now) - Paris-based independent power producer Total Eren SA and EDF Renewables, of the Electricite de France SA group (EPA:EDF), have found off-takers for four solar photovoltaic (PV) farms totalling 716 MWp that they plan to build in India.
The French duo said Monday its joint venture (JV) Eden Renewables India recently signed 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for each of the four farms in the works in the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
The latest PPA was signed at the end of June with government enterprise Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI), which purchased the output of the 450-MWp solar farm in Rajasthan.
The remaining three PV schemes, two of 98 MWp each and one 70-MWp farm, will be located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Eden Renewables signed this spring the PPAs for them in the framework of a tender launched by local electricity distributor Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL).
Eden Renewables expects to start construction by the end of 2019 and commission the farms later in 2020.
The New Delhi-based JV has been developing and operating solar power assets in India since 2016. So far, it has four operating PV farms with 207 MWp of combined capacity in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.