Engie's Kadapa Solar Power Project, Andhra Pradesh, India

Last Modified: Wed Mar 04 2020 19:37:06 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 250 MW
    generation capacity of Engie's Kadapa Solar Plant which is part of the Kadapa Ultra Mega Solar Park located in the Mylavaram mandal of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The project is 1 of 4 awarded being implemented by the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL). NTPC has been appointed as nodal agency to oversee the tendering process.
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    power that will be generated per year.
  • ?
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the project each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the project is operational.
  • 1,250 hectares
    has been used for this project. The park itself will be spread over 5,421 acres spread over 6 villages. APSPCL is establishing 220/33 kV Pooling Sub-stations and connected transmission lines upto 400 kV Grid Sub-station for internal evacuation, one 220/33 kV pooling sub-station for a block of 250 MW Solar Power Plants. APTRANSCO is executing above works on behalf of APSPCL.
  • 1 million
    Number of modules that have been used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL), NTPC Ltd. 2) EPC & O&M: ENGIE 3) PPA: NTPC Ltd.
  • Rs. ? crore
    estimated project cost.
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    peak jobs during construction phase. 1.9 million safe person-hours put by over 1,200 skilled and unskilled workers.
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    FTE during operational phase.
  • 11 Apr 2017
    NTPC awards the EPC and O&M contract to Solairedirect, a subsidiary of ENGIE, for a record-low tariff of INR 3.15 per kWh, beating the previous low of INR 3.29 per kWh awarded in auctions for the Rewa Solar Park.The price is the levellized tariff for 25 years.
  • Mar 2018
    25-year power purchase agreement with state-run power giant NTPC announced at the inauguration of the Mirzapur solar power plant in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • 17 Feb 2020
    ENGIE announces the full commissioning of the project. It had earlier commissioned 200 MW ahead of a May 2019 schedule.