Fortum connects 10MW Solar Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh to grid

Highlights:  

  • Fortum Finnsurya Energy, a subsidiary of Finnish energy company Fortum, has connected its 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh to the grid.
  • The 10MW solar power plant, which uses the thin-film technology, spreads over 70 acres in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is expected to be formally inaugurated in early 2015, according to a company statement.
  • This is the first project connected to the grid under the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) and the first greenfield solar project undertaken by Fortum.
  • This is Fortum's second investment in solar energy generation in India. 
  • Its first asset in India is a 5MW plant in Rajasthan.
  • Fortum currently has a portfolio of 15MW and plans to further expand its operations through organic and inorganic growth.