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ReNew Power sets up wind-solar hybrid project in Vilayat, Gujarat

ReNew Power has announced that it has installed Gujarat's first wind-solar hybrid project at the Chlor-Alkali unit of Grasim Industries Limited in Vilayat, Bharuch, in southern Gujarat.

The first phase of the hybrid project, with 17.6 MW commercial-scale wind-solar, commenced operations last week and is expected to generate ~80 million units (MU) of renewable energy every year, mitigating ~75,000 tCO2e (carbon emissions) annually, said the company in a declaration

The partnership will grow further with an additional 16.68 MW, which will be commissioned in the next financial year (FY23), as part of the second phase, said ReNew Power.

The project is being developed by ReNew Green Solutions (RGS), the B2B arm of ReNew Power. Both the parties have entered a 25-year PPA, which will see the project supply power for the plant at Vilayat, Bharuch, via an Open Access mechanism.

Once both the phases are commissioned with a combined capacity of 34.28 MW, the partnership is anticipated to generate a total of approximately 160 MU of renewable electricity annually, mitigating a cumulative ~150,000 tCO2e (carbon emission) a year (source: tCO2e value calculated as per CEA database version 16), said the statement.

Commenting on the project, Mayank Bansal, Chief Commercial Officer, ReNew Power, said, "As India strives to achieve net-zero by 2070, large-scale adoption of renewables by corporate India is key. With corporates increasingly harnessing renewable energy, ReNew aims to develop around 250 MW of wind-solar hybrid projects in Gujarat for commercial and industrial consumers, as we have just done at Vilayat, Bharuch." 

Author : Debi Dash
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