Published On:September 14 2021
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Amp Energy India plans to raise more funds to fuel expansion goals: Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD & CEO.

Amp Energy India plans to raise more funds to power its expansion goals that involves setting up 5-gigawatt (GW) capacity in five years, its chief executive officer and managing director, Pinaki Bhattacharyya, told ETEnergyWorld.

“We have a medium-term plan to scale up to 5-GW capacity in the next five years… we are on a rapid growth path, we would continue to raise more capital to fund our expansion as required,” he said.

The Delhi-based integrated renewable energy power producer has recently raised $200 million from Copenhagen Infrastructure New Markets Fund, the largest renewable energy fund globally.He said that the company is focussed on providing sustainable energy solutions to commercial and industrial, and utility customers. It provides end-to-end solutions across technologies such as solar, wind, hybrid, storage and energy trading.

Apart from this, he said that some of the major issues being faced by the solar sector in the country were policy uncertainty, increase in cost of supplies due to the imposition of duties, and delayed signing of PPAs and PSAs by SECI and NTPC.

“Another issue that has recently come up and is affecting the sector is the Supreme Court order for solar projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat to protect the endangered bird, Great Indian Bustard,” added Bhattacharyya.

He said that the government must focus on project execution as the 175 GW renewable energy target in just 15 months away and make sure that all the tied-up capacity comes online in 2021 and 2022 so that the discoms and industry get the clean energy that they have been promised.

Regarding hybrid projects he said that wind-solar hybrids and solar-plus-storage were some of the fastest emerging technologies in the clean energy space.

He said that a wind-solar hybrid project can improve peak power availability, feed better energy mix into the grid and promote storage solutions which would provide an opportunity for India to become a manufacturing hub of batteries.


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