The Adani Group is planning to build a massive hybrid renewable energy park in Gujarat which will be capable of generating 20 GW of green energy. The park will be located in the middle of a desert, in Gujarat’s Khavda.
The project will be executed through Adani Green Energy (AGEL), the renewable energy arm of the diversified Adani portfolio. The group already has plans to create 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by the end of this decade.
Spread over 72,000 acres
Talking about the same at the Adani Enterprises Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani said, “We are building the largest hybrid renewables park in the world, right in the middle of the desert in Khavda. It will be the most complex and ambitious project that we have ever executed. Spread over 72,000 acres, this project will be capable of generating 20 GW of green energy, and we intend to build it faster than any project in our execution history.”
45 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030
Contributing to India’s renewable energy dreams, the company aims to achieve its target of 45 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030. “Our focus remains on producing the lowest cost green electron at scale, and I would like to reaffirm our target of 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030,” Gautam Adani further said at the AGM reminding about the same.
Adani Green Energy Limited
In June this year, Adani Green Energy Limited, India’s largest renewable power producer was ranked First in Asia and among the top 10 companies globally in the renewable energy sector by ISS ESG. AGEL has the largest operating renewable portfolio in India with 8,216 MW.
Adani Green develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind projects. The electricity produced is supplied to central and state government entities and government-backed corporations.
Hybrid power plant at Jaisalmer
AGEL’s fourth wind-solar hybrid power plant became fully operational at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan earlier this year. The combined operational generation capacity of this hybrid power plant is 700 MW.
This hybrid power plant consists of a combination of 600 MW solar and 510 MW wind plants and deploys advanced renewable technologies like bifacial solar PV modules and horizontal single-axis trackers (HSAT) systems to enable maximum electricity generation from solar energy.
The plant harnesses the potential of renewable energy by resolving intermittency of the generation and provides a more reliable solution to meet the rising power demand. The plant is housed under AGEL’s subsidiary, Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer Four Limited.
Being a renewable energy company, AGEL supports and contributes to India’s decarbonization goals by generating and supplying renewable energy to the grid. As a part of its vision to lead the sustainable energy future, the company is committed to providing an ecologically leading solution to climate change, water scarcity, and the unsustainable growth in consumption of natural resources.