Raj Kumar Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) dedicated Sembcorp’s state-of-the-art three projects to the nation through video conference.
Bhanu Pratap Yadav, Joint Secretary, MNRE, along with several other dignitaries joined Wong Kim Yin, Group President and CEO, Sembcorp Industries from Singapore and Vipul Tuli, Managing Director, Sembcorp Energy India Ltd virtually, to commemorate this milestone.
Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, on Wednesday announced the completion of its latest 800 MW wind power projects, bringing its India renewable energy capacity to 1730 MW. With the full commissioning of its 300 MW Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI-3) wind project, Sembcorp becomes the first independent power producer to fully commission its projects awarded in the first three wind auctions held by SECI.
Together, these assets provide enough clean energy to power more than 600,000 homes and avoid over 2 million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide emissions. This capacity is also the largest operational wind capacity with any developer to-date from SECI auctions.
Singh congratulated SEIL and Singapore government for their work and commitment in their work in the field of renewable energy. He said India was determined to achieve energy transition for which the ministry will ensure transparency, fairness and level playing field for stakeholders. He further added that the country was committed to achieving the target of 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2020 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 450 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030.
Addressing the event from Singapore, Yin said, “India is a key market for Sembcorp’s Energy business. We thank the Indian government for their trust in and partnership with us to continue to provide sustainable energy solutions to support urbanisation, electrification and decarbonisation in India.”
Since entering the India market in 2011, SEIL has established itself as a leading independent power producer in the country. With a presence across nine states, SEIL owns and operates 35 assets, adding up to a total power capacity of 4,370 MW including 1,730 MW of renewable energy.
Tuli observed, “This is a collective achievement of India’s power sector. The successful completion of SECI-1, 2 and 3 projects were made possible with the support and guidance of MNRE and Ministry of Power, as well as close partnerships with many central, state and local authorities. Delivery of this 800 MW capacity is a testament to the collaboration between industry and government.”