Supporting India’s energy transition
In 2018, STOA joined forces with the French group Engie to create a platform for wind energy projects in India. Named “Calabria”, the project offers a competitive, carbon-free solution to reduce the average price of energy produced in the country.
Since July 2018, STOA and the French group Engie have been working together to build a platform for wind energy projects in India. Developed within the framework of a joint venture equally owned by the two entities, it hosts onshore projects carried out via regional and national auctions.
What’s at stake
Three projects have already won tenders launched by the State of Gujarat and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a state-owned company controlled by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. These projects account for a total capacity of 280 MW. By the end of 2019, 80 MW had already been installed, including 30 in Gujarat and 50 in the state of Tamil Nadu. In time, 500 MW is expected to be installed in the country.
Through this project, STOA is helping to reduce the average price of electricity in India and strengthen the country’s energy independence. This is a vital contribution at a time when the demand for energy is growing. The Calabria project will ultimately meet the needs of nearly 2.3 million people each year.
Supporting the low carbon transition
India relies heavily on coal to meet its energy needs, but STOA’s work with Engie is helping to decarbonize the electricity mix and contribute to meeting the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. The project will prevent the emission of 2 million tons of CO2 each year. It thus contributes to STOA’s objective of allocating 50% of its funds to climate co-benefit projects and promoting the sustainable development of emerging Asian countries.
- 500 MW of additional wind power
- Production equivalent to the consumption of 1 632 653 inhabitants
- 1.4 M tCO2 avoided / year
Impact results measured in 2020
- First 176 MW installed
- 26,545 direct and indirect jobs supported 
 Cf note 1
” India’s renewable energy sector is experiencing strong growth, and demand for electricity is set to continue to rise. Wind power now offers a competitive solution to reduce the average price of energy. “
Matthew Saville, Managing Director – STOA
MW OF ADDITIONAL WIND POWER
MTEQ CO2 AVOIDED / YEAR