Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) announced that it had signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a 100% stake in an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) holding a 50 MW operating solar project of the Toronto-headquartered SkyPower Global.
The project is in Telangana and was commissioned in Oct 2017, and has a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana.
With this acquisition, AGEL shall increase its renewable operating capacity of 3,395 MW with a total renewable portfolio of 14,865 MW. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary approvals and conditions.
Vneet S. Jaain, MD & CEO, Adani Green Energy Ltd, said, “Strengthening our portfolio through organic and inorganic growth opportunities is an integral part of our vision to build a capacity of 25 GW by 2025 and become the largest renewables company in the world. We will leverage the strength of our platform and capital management philosophy to achieve operational improvements and value-accretive returns from the project.”
Adani Green Energy also recently signed a security purchase agreement with Hindustan Cleanenergy and Peridot Power Ventures to acquire Spinel Energy and Infrastructure’s total share capital and securities. Spinel has a 20 MW solar project in operation in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. The project has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with one of the state distribution companies at a tariff of ₹7.54(~$0.10)/kWh. Hindustan Cleanenergy is a 100% subsidiary of Hindustan Power Projects Private Limited, which is a multi-fuel-based power projects developer. The company was set up as the solar holding company of the group and to develop solar power projects.
AGEL also secured a $1.35 billion (~₹97.93 billion) debt package for its under-construction renewable asset portfolio. The company has signed definitive agreements with international lenders.
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Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.