Adani Renewable Energy (MH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy (AGEL), has signed an agreement with Essel Green Energy to acquire its 40 MW operational solar project in Odisha for ₹2.9 billion (~$39 million).
The 40 MW project has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for a tariff of ₹4.23 (~$0.057)/kWh. The PPA has a remaining life of 22 years.
With this acquisition, Adani’s renewable portfolio stands at 19.8 GW. Of this, 5.4 GW capacity is operational, 5.7 GW of projects are under construction, and 8.7 GW in the pipeline.
Vneet Jaain, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Adani Green Energy, said, “We remain focused on opportunities that help us create value for shareholders, as well as facilitate the growth of environment-friendly green power in India. With the acquisition of this project in Odisha, AGEL will now have its footprints across 12 states in India. We are on an expansion path that will make us the world’s largest renewable player by 2030.”
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Adani Green Energy has 3.03 GW of operational solar capacity, and 13.4 GW capacity is in the pipeline as of June 2021.
In May 2021, Adani Green Energy signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a 100% stake in SB Energy India from Soft Bank Group (80%) and Bharti Group (20%). SB Energy India has a total renewable portfolio of 4,954 MW spread across four states.
Mercom had earlier reported that Adani Green Energy would acquire 75 MW of operational solar assets in Telangana from Sterling and Wilson, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group subsidiary, for ₹4.46 billion (~$61.45 million).
According to Mercom’s 1H and Q2 2021 Solar Funding and M&A Report, solar project acquisition was at a record high as 24 GW of projects were acquired in Q2 2021, compared to 14.6 GW in the previous quarter. Project developers and independent power producers were the most active acquirers in Q2 2021, picking up 13.3 GW.
Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.