10MW solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh recognised as the ‘Solar Project of the Year’
The 10 MW solar photovoltaic plant located in Kapeli, a village of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh has won the solar project of the year award organised by Asian Power Awards 2015. It was the first plant to be commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II initiative and developed under the VGF scheme of Solar Energy Corporation of India. Fortum FinnSurya Energy Pvt Ltd. has been awarded with the prestigious award.
Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India said, “We are grateful to the Indian government, state governments, Solar Energy Corporation of India and all our partners and employees for their continuous support in enabling us to complete the project well before the deadline. We are hopeful that we will continue to utilise innovation and technology drawing from our global know-how and thus contribute to the Indian Government’s efforts in carving a niche for India in the international solar circuit.”
The plant was commissioned on December 31, 2014, four months ahead of the deadline set by the government. During the construction phase, more than 400 local people were employed at the site. This solar plant is Fortum’s second investment in the Indian solar sector. The 10 MW solar plant shall offset more than 18000 tonnes of CO2 emissions equivalent annually.