India's Quest for Green Energy: Kamuthi Solar Project




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Abstract

On September 22, 2016, Adani Green Energy opened the world’s largest single location solar power plant in Kamuthi village in Ramanathapuram district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The 648MW power plant with an outlay of $680 million was completed in less than a year. This was a significant achievement given the scale of the project. Though the Kamuthi project was completed within record time, it had to deal with its share of challenges. The project faced several logistical challenges owing to its remote location as well as the delays caused by unseasonal torrential rains....

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Issues

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Challenges and risks involved in managing utility scale solar projects.
  • Technicalities and critical aspects of executing project of such a scale.

Contents
INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND NOTE
INDIA’S SOLAR VISION 2022 AND INDIA’S SOLAR POTENTIAL
CHALLENGES AND RISKS INVOLVED IN A UTILITY SCALE SOLAR POWER PLANT
PROJECT PARAMETERS AND DESIGN ASPECTS
PROJECT PARTNER: ABB
PROJECT STEPS
SUMMARY
EXHIBITS

Keywords

Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Project Management, Grid Integration, Adani Green Energy, Kamuthi Solar Power Project

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