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    ReNew Power adds over 700 MW of solar, wind assets to its portfolio


    June 2, 2022 - Mint

     

      New Delhi, June 2 -- ReNew Power on Thursday said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire operating wind and solar assets of 527.9 MW. It has also signed a power purchasing agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for a 200 MW solar project.

      The total enterprise value of these agreements is around Rs.30 billion ($388 million) and is expected to generate full-year FY23 EBITDA of about Rs.3.95-4.24 billion ($ 51-55 million).

      "Both deals see the company's gross total portfolio jump over 25% to 12.8 GW from 10.2 GW at the beginning of 2022," said a company statement.

      The acquired 527.9 MW, comprising 471.65 MW of wind and 56.25 MW of solar assets, is spread across eight Indian states.

      The transactions are expected to be closed in the second quarter of the ongoing financial year (FY23), but ReNew will receive cash flows generated from the assets from 1 April, 2022.

      The agreements include power purchase pacts with state distribution companies in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, 25 MW of PPAs with corporate customers.

      For the PPA with MSEDCL, ReNew will supply electricity at Rs.2.43/kWh for 25 years. The asset will be in Rajasthan and provide electricity to Maharashtra. The project is expected to be commissioned by Q4 FY24.

      Sumant Sinha, chairman and CEO, ReNew, said: "The clean energy transition in India must happen at an increasingly rapid pace to meet and green the expanding energy requirements of the country, and to strengthen its longerterm energy security. Given the recent electricity shortages and blackouts, customers are even more keen to sign new power agreements to ensure future supply," he added.

      ReNew is one of the largest renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs) in India and globally. ReNew develops, builds, owns, and operates utility-scale wind energy, solar energy, and hydro projects.

      As of 31 May, ReNew had a gross total portfolio of 12.8 GW of renewable energy projects across India, including commissioned and committed projects, the company said. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from MINT. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.com

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