India: New Frontier for the Future of Renewables

Published on Monday, 30 October 2017

“India is one of the most dynamic and strategic countries in the global renewables market. Its combination of goals, needs and potential make it a place where any industry player must be present in order to build and grow.”

– Lamberto Dai Pra’, Head of EGP for Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Australia

What the South Asian colossus has been able to do so far is impressive, but growth in population and in energy demand, infrastructural underdevelopment and ambitious goals mean that the effort to enter a new era must be just as great.

High Speed Competitiveness

Enel Green Power is now present in India with a wind farm in operation in the State of Gujarat (150 MW) and two in Maharashtra (22 MW total) for a total installed capacity of 172 MW. 

Our entrance into the country has opened the doors to Asia and the Pacific, a part of the planet previously unknown to EGP. We need to be included in its dynamics and involved in its constant effort to define the framework necessary for renewables development.

“The Indian market is an opportunity we are investing greatly in, because of the prospects it offers and for its highly competitive context. It’s like marathon to be run at the speed of a 100-metre race. And we have all the cards needed to win.”

– Simone Vercesi, Country Manager for EGP in India

Our team in India now includes 60 people, professionals with significant experience in the renewable energy sector and with diverse skills ranging from technical, design, development and maintenance, management, legal and financial.

Working in our three plants in operation and in our offices in Gurgaon, a Northern city near the capital, New Delhi, and in Bangalore, capital of the State of Karnataka in the South, means being part of a challenge that we build gradually, following the successful model that led us to become one of the main players in South Africa.

Wind, solar and much more

The country is increasingly becoming a global reference for advanced technologies. Bangalore, capital of Indian innovation and ICT, is considered a new Silicon Valley. And innovative solutions are a distinctive element in the race for new renewable plants as well.

For EGP, the country’s calling to innovation presents an opportunity to show off the best technologies we’ve developed globally, especially in solar, and capitalise on the know-how that has made our offerings competitive in the most diverse markets.

Universal access to energy, distribution infrastructure and grid management systems are also decisive factors in the development of the country’s new course. On these fronts, too, EGP’s smart technology innovation – from mini grids to storage systems – is an added value to test out on the market.

In India, the challenge has begun. EGP is investing confidently in this long marathon, in order to be present yet again on the cutting-edge frontier of renewables development.