Adani Green Energy  (AGEL) has successfully operationalized a 551 MW solar capacity in Khavda, Gujarat, contributing power to the national grid. This achievement comes within just 12 months of initiating work on the Khavda Renewable Energy (RE) park, starting with developing essential infrastructure such as roads and connectivity and fostering a self-sustaining social ecosystem.

“Within just 12 months of initiating work on the Khavda RE park, AGEL has successfully integrated this capacity into the national grid,” a statement from the company to the exchanges said.

AGEL has not only managed to establish solar capacity but has also transformed the challenging and barren terrain of the Rann of Kutch into a habitable environment for its 8,000-strong workforce. Moreover, AGEL aims to become the largest renewable energy installation globally, with a planned capacity of 30 GW over the next five years.

“Adani Green Energy is creating one of the world’s most extensive renewable energy ecosystems for solar and wind,” Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group, said.

“Through bold and innovative projects like the Khavda RE plant, AGEL continues to set higher global benchmarks and rewrite the world’s planning and execution standards for giga-scale renewable energy projects. This milestone is a validation of the Adani Group’s commitment and leading role in accelerating India’s equitable clean energy transition journey towards its ambitious goals of 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and carbon neutrality,” he added.

Khavda, situated in the Kutch district of Gujarat, boasts promising wind and solar energy potential. With approximately 2,060 kWh/m² of high solar irradiation, the region is ideal for solar energy generation. Additionally, it benefits from ample wind resources, with speeds averaging around 8 meters per second. The energy generated from the Khavda RE park is estimated to power approximately 16.1 million homes annually.

Leveraging the abundant wind and solar resources of the region, AGEL has employed innovative solutions to expedite the plant’s development while also supporting the establishment of an indigenous and sustainable supply chain. Once completed, this park will stand as the largest renewable energy installation globally, further solidifying India’s position in the renewable energy landscape.

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