Total invests $490m in joint venture with Adani’s AGEL

8 April 2020 (Last Updated April 8th, 2020 15:27)

Global energy player Total has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Adani Green Energy (AGEL), a renewable energy subsidiary of Adani Group in India.

Global energy player Total has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Adani Green Energy (AGEL), a renewable energy subsidiary of Adani Group in India.

As part of this initiative, Total through its step-down subsidiary has invested nearly INR37.07bn ($490m) for a 50% stake in the JV company.

Currently, the JV company is made up of 2.148GW solar projects, including Restricted Group 1 and 2 projects.

The projects are operating across 11 states in India.

Restricted Group 1 and 2 projects recently secured $862.5m from the international bond markets.

In addition to supporting India’s sustainable development goals, the deal demonstrates Total and AGEL’s commitment to climate and environment.

In a statement, AGEL said: “Through the establishment of the joint venture, both partners aim to adhere to highest standards of governance and strengthen the foundation of the partnership between the two groups.”

The deal is also expected to support AGEL’s ambitions to become one of the largest solar players in the world by 2025 and the largest renewable player in the world by 2030.

With this deal, AGEL is progressing ahead to increase capacity to 25GW by 2025.

Furthermore, the group has pledged to invest in clean energy and energy-efficient systems. It has set more than 70% of its budgeted capital expenditure for this commitment.

In October last year, Adani and Total reached definitive agreements for the latter’s acquisition of joint control in Adani Gas.