Solar power developer BELECTRIC has won a major contract to set up several utility-scale solar power projects.
Engineering, procurement and construction contractor BELECTRIC recently announced that it secured a contract to set up 104 MW solar power capacity in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The projects are owned by a consortium of Spain-based Solarpack and US-based Think Energy Partners.
BELECTRIC will set up six solar power projects, however, these projects do not seem to have been secured through competitive auction rather through direct negotiations with the state government. Power generated from these projects will be sold to local utilities under long-term agreements.
All projects are expected to be commissioned by Q1 2017 and will generate more than 160 million kWh electricity every year offsetting around 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, BELECTRIC claimed.
Telangana has a large number of solar power projects under construction as part of the ultra mega solar power projects scheme launched by the Indian government. Additionally, the state government also launched the largest-ever solar power tender in India last year when it allocated 2 GW capacity.