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ACME Solar JV starts operating 25MW India solar power plant

JV between India’s ACME, French firm EDF and EREN in Luxembourg begin commercial operations for Khilchipur solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh

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ACME Solar said commissioning the Khilchipur solar power plant increases the company’s PV capacity in India to 42.5MW

A joint venture between Indian energy management firm ACME, France’s EDF and EREN in Luxembourg has started operating a 25MW solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh. PV power producer ACME Solar, a joint venture set up in December 2013 between ACME Cleantech, the renewable energy arm of French electricity utility EDF, EDF EN, and Luxembourg-based renewable energy firm EREN, has commenced commercial operations at its Khilchipur solar power plant in state Madhya Pradesh, Central India.  

Commissioning the Khilchipur solar power plant, which consists of over 1,65,000 PV modules, increases ACME Solar’s generation capacity to 42.5MW across a total of three commissioned power plants in India. The other two solar power plants are in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The company is also in the process of commissioning another 25MW PV plant in Odisha. 

Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, ACME Group chairman said the company’s work with EDF EN and EREN in operating the Khilchipur solar plant, positions the company as a leader in solar power in India, while putting it at the forefront of renewable energy generation.

Upadhyay said: “The commissioning of the Khilchipur solar power plant positions ACME Solar as the leader in the field of solar power generation.  With partners like EDF EN and EREN, ACME Solar will be at the forefront of serving the nation through higher uptake of renewable energy in the country.”

Power generated from the solar power plant will be distributed through a 132KV line linked to the project site. It will supply electricity to Madhya Pradesh under a PPA signed with firm MP Power Management in October 2012.