FRV wins a 135 MWp power purchase agreement in reverse auction under the National Solar Mission program in India

May 31, 2016
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Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants, has been awarded a 135 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) in a reverse auction, conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI). The auction falls under the National Solar Mission program which was launched by the Government of India to achieve 100 GW of installed solar capacity in the country by 2022.

The 25-year agreement was signed at a fixed tariff of US 6.67 cents/kWh (4.43 INR/kWh) coupled with Viability Gap Funding from SECI.

Scheduled to commence operation in 2017, the project, which is FRV’s first in India, will be developed within Ananthapuramu Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh, and will have land allocated and interconnection provided by public entities. Upon completion, the solar plant will be able to meet the electrical needs of approximately 35,000 average homes, while eliminating approximately 190,000t CO2 emissions per year.


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Gianfranco Carassale

Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Despite their size, they have been competing closely in bids with firms, which had different structures and abilities. This certainly shows their ability to be a strong market competitor. FRV has been a pioneer in market segments where no one had been before, and that has a lot of value.

Rafael Benjumea

Founder, FRV

At FRV we have a strong commitment to the economic and social development of the markets and communities in which we operate, and we are pleased to be able to deliver on this commitment through this innovative program.

Marko Kremer

Senior Director, DIF Australia

FRV’s main strength is its ability to develop all processes internally. This provides the knowledge and capacity to anticipate what will happen and explain it clearly.