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Supermajor oil firm Total to acquire 20pc stake at Adani Green Energy

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India): The Adani Group said on Monday that France-based Total will acquire 20 percent minority interest in Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL).

The investment in AGEL is another step in the strategic alliance between Adani Group and Total across various businesses and companies of the Adani Group, covering investments in LNG terminals, gas utility business, and renewable assets across India.

“This is in-line with the commitment of both Adani and Total to be leading participants in the sustainable economy of the future and help India in its quest for the development of renewable energy,” said an official statement issued by the Adani Group.

In 2018, Total and Adani embarked on the energy partnership with investment by Total in Adani Gas Ltd’s city gas distribution business, associated LNG terminal business, and gas marketing business.

Total acquired a 37.4 percent stake in Adani Gas Ltd and a 50 percent stake in the Dhamra LNG project. During the development of this partnership, it was further agreed that Total and Adani will continue this alliance into the wider sustainable energy space.

Total and Adani agreed on the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in a 2.35 GWac portfolio of operating solar assets owned by AGEL and a 20 percent stake in AGEL for a global investment of 2.5 billion dollars.

“We are delighted to deepen our strategic alliance with Total, a global energy major, and welcome them as a significant shareholder in Adani Green Energy Ltd,” said Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani.

“We have a shared vision of developing renewable power at affordable prices to enable a sustainable energy transformation in India. We look forward to working together towards delivering India’s vision for 450 GW renewable energy by 2030.”

Total SE’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne said the agreement is an important step in alliance with the Adani Group in India and the common vision and goals with respect to the importance of access to low carbon energy in India.

He said Total’s entry into AGEL is a major milestone in its strategy on the renewable energy business in India put in place by both companies which began with the first joint venture 2.3 GW of renewable capacity.

“Given the size of the market, India is the right place to put into action and to deploy our energy transition strategy based on two pillars: renewables and natural gas,” he said.

India has set a policy target of setting up 450 GW of renewable power capacity by 2030, driven by the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Starting with his commitment to the Paris Agreement in 2015 and further reinforcement in the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit, India has been at the forefront of the global agenda of the fight against climate change.

In this context, Adani Group and Total have joined hands to develop green power sources at affordable prices and to deliver this transformational energy solution.

As of date, AGEL has over 14.6 GW of contracted renewable capacity, with an operating capacity of 3 GW and another 3 GW under construction, and 8.6 GW under development.

The company aims to achieve 25 GW of renewable power generation by 2025 and is committed to contributing meaningfully to India’s COP21 goals and to the wider UNFCC goals of sustainability.

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