Fortum, a Finnish energy company, has commissioned 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. This is Fortum’s fourth operational solar project in India bringing the total to 185 MW.
The 100 MW has been developed in two blocks of 50 MW each. The project consists of 1,087,130 First Solar Series 4 modules, with inverters being supplied from TMEIC. Belectric provided the EPC services for the project. The company completed the solar project on time and according to plan.
Fortum had won the bid to develop 100 MW of grid-connected solar at Pavagada Solar Park by quoting a tariff of ₹4.79 /kWh in National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s 500 MW solar auction under National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Batch II under open category.