The Pavgada solar park in Karnataka, India. Photo by: Greenko (www.greenkogroup.com).
Hyderabad-based Greenko Group has reached the stage of pouring first concrete for a 5,230-MW integrated renewable energy storage project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The milestone was marked at a ceremony on the project site in Kurnool District attended by the state’s chief minister Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
"Our state's topography enables 33,000 MW renewables capacity in this state and this project will go a long way to demonstrate that green power can be generated effectively,” the minister commented.
At a total cost surpassing USD 3 billion (EUR 2.84bn), the project involves the addition of 10,800 MWh of daily storage capacity from a pumped-storage plant, along with the integration of 3,000 MW of solar and 550 MW of wind capacity.
The facilities are expected to be commissioned by the final quarter of next year.