SJVN – Creduce (JV) bags 1500 MW, Largest Indian Hydro Power Based Carbon Credit Deal

Creduce Technologies Private Limited – HCPL JV announces winning the bid for India’s single largest Hydro Power Carbon Credits project with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.

This project under joint venture could result in the creation of more than 80 million carbon credits from Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam’s vintage project making it the biggest public-private collaboration for claim and trade of carbon credits in the country in recent times.

Looking at the current International Carbon Market Prices, This carbon credit project activity is poised to fetch approx USD 100 Million revenue into SJVN’s books.

The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN) that began with a single project and State operation (i.e. India’s largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh), today has commissioned several projects totalling more than 2500 MW of installed capacity.

Besides the Nathpa Jhakri project SJVN also has Rampur Hydro Power project in Himachal Pradesh with a capacity of 500 mw together with consolidated installed and upcoming wind and solar power contributing to another 500 mw.

SJVN decided to avail the carbon credits and Invited Bids from the eligible Service providers. Creduce – HPCL JV emerged as the winner of rigorous tendering process and Won the Project.  With this project activity, SJVN and Creduce are also aiming to align with the new rules emerging from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The additional revenue will also bolster efforts for SJVN’s additional projects that it is implementing and operating in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh in India besides neighbouring countries of Nepal and Bhutan.

Commenting on the mega collaboration, Shailendra Singh Rao, Founder, Creduce says, “Pursuant PM Modi’s announcement at COP26, Creduce has embarked on the ambitious journey of creating and servicing withing the Compliance and Voluntary Carbon Credits framework for all green projects to claim and utilize carbon credits. We are honoured to be a part of this deal where we would help SJVN claim millions in carbon credits and subsequent revenues over the coming decade.”

With SJVN’s vintage and future produce, the numbers would definitely help enhance the health of this balance sheet and support implementation of more such projects in the State of Himachal Pradesh and the country.

This announcement is a major step towards the mission of achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2070 as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the COP26 summit.

“We are proud to have partenered with Creduce to help de-carbonise the Indian and global economy. It is incumbent among each firm, be it government or private to commit to the  carbon markets and help the fight against climate change,” said Kartik Upadhyay, Managing Director, Hydel Consultants Private Limited.