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SunEdison to deliver 180MW to Tata Power Delhi Distribution

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SunEdison signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) to provide 180 megawatts (MW) AC of utility-scale solar power for the people of New Delhi.

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TPDDL is the largest electricity distribution utility in Delhi, and provides power to over 6 million people in India's capital city. This is the largest agreement that SunEdison has signed under the open access solar framework, which allows renewable energy providers to sell energy directly through the national grid to end customers.

The solar power plants for this project will be built in Madhya Pradesh and are expected to supply TPDDL with electricity over the next 20 years.

The plants are projected to generate 375,000 megawatt-hours a year, and eliminate the emission of approximately 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to taking more than 54,000 cars off the road.

The operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

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