Daily News Wrap-Up: Hitachi Wins Deal to Supply Transformers for NTPC’s 4.75 GW Solar Park

Adani Transmission to supply, install and maintain 1.08 million smart meters for BEST


Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

Hitachi Energy India has been awarded a contract by NTPC Renewable Energy to supply power transformers for their upcoming 4.75 GW renewable energy park in Gujarat. Spread over 72,600 hectares in Kutch, the solar park supports the country’s efforts toward a carbon-neutral future with its increasing green energy footprint. Hitachi Energy will provide ten 315 MVA 400/33/33 kV transformers manufactured at its transformers factory in Vadodara. This will be the largest transformer rating for solar power evacuation.

Adani Transmission emerged as the successful bidder in the BEST undertaking’s recent auction for the appointment of an advanced metering infrastructure service provider. The company’s distribution platform will implement the smart metering project on a design-build-finance-own-operate-transfer basis. As a part of the mandate, 1.08 million smart meters and related communication and cloud infrastructure will be installed over 30 months and maintained for the following 90 months. The smart meters will empower BEST consumers to monitor online consumption patterns and take prompt corrective action as deemed necessary.

Triton Electric Vehicle India, a part of Triton Electric Vehicle, issued a letter of intent to Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to procure 300 kW Li-Ion battery packs for its semi-truck project in India at an estimated value of ₹80.60 billion (~$974 million). The battery packs are to be delivered by BEL to Triton in 24 months commencing from January 2023. BEL has also signed an MoU with Triton to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells with technology transfer from Triton to meet the requirements of the Indian market and mutually agreed export markets.

NLC India entered into a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) for strategic collaboration in developing onshore and offshore wind power projects in India. The agreement was signed between NLC and NIWE to carry out collaborative technical services and advisories for developing onshore and offshore wind energy projects. The agreement seeks to synergize the technical expertise of NIWE and the project development capabilities of NLC India.

Jindal Steel and Power signed a memorandum of understanding with Greenko Group to facilitate 1,000 MW of carbon-free energy for its steel-making operations at Angul, Odisha. Greenko will assist Jindal Steel and Power in designing the comprehensive energy solution, including designing and developing the associated renewable capacity, identifying potential strategic investors for the renewable energy capacity, and making available energy storage capacity. The proposed 1,000 MW carbon-free energy is targeted to meet Jindal’s Angul facility’s existing and incremental power demand. As part of the proposed transaction, Greenko Group will offer energy storage capacity from its off-stream closed-loop pumped storage project under development in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Asia Brewery, a leading beverage, and industrial packaging company has awarded TotalEnergies ENEOS a 13.8 MW solar system at one of its manufacturing facilities in the Philippines. This system will power about 24% of the facility with renewable energy. It is one of the largest single-site rooftop solar projects in the Philippines. With over 24,000 solar panels installed, the rooftop system will generate approximately 20,000 MWh of renewable energy annually, reducing the company’s carbon footprint by about 9,600 tons of CO2 emissions annually, equivalent to planting more than 129,000 trees over the contract period. Under the project, TotalEnergies ENEOS will install and operate the solar system while Asia Brewery will pay for the electricity generated for nine years without any upfront investments.