Norway’s Statkraft, Bharat Light and Power JV commissions 5 mw solar power project

indexSource: The Economic Times, Mar 02, 2017

MUMBAI: Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions, a joint venture between Norway’s State-owned utility Statkraft and Bharat Light and Power , has started generation at its 5 mw solar power plant in Karnataka, the company said in a statement Thursday.

Statkraft BLP is in pact to sell power from this project to three clients in Karnataka, which include a five-star hotel in Bangalore, a subsidiary of a major German industrial conglomerate and a subsidiary of a German automobile parts manufacturer. The clients will be supplied solar power under the open access mechanism, the company said.

The company has a strong pipeline of projects in multiple states in India and several clients are in conversation to procure solar solutions, said Statkraft BLP’s CEO Tejpreet Singh Chopra .

The joint venture that was set up in 2015 has since then commissioned rooftop projects along with its first 5 mw solar plant. Statkraft also owns about 300 mw hydel capacity in India in a joint venture with Bhilwara Energy.

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