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Bravus’ Rugby Run supports Adani’s global green goals

25 September 2023

Bravus’ global parent, the Adani Group, has deepened its commitment to renewable energy through new investments in world-leading solar and wind generation and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Just as Bravus’ Rugby Run solar farm near Moranbah in central Queensland chalked up another number one performance in Australian solar generation capacity, the Adani Group celebrated a trio of plans to further their decarbonisation strategy in India.

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) announced it had teamed up with French energy company TotalEnergies to create a new joint venture to operate and develop 1050MW of solar and wind energy assets.

The portfolio of projects the JV will progress supports Adani’s goal of being the Indian leader of renewable energy and 2030 target of 45GW of operational renewable power capacity.

Separately, Adani Wind achieved certification for India’s largest turbine last month following rigorous testing and verification in accordance with global standards.

The 5.2MW Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) received type certification from WindGuard GmbH, acknowledging its design, testing, and manufacturing, and allowing it to start production for global markets.

The WTG is located in Mundra and is 200m tall and has a blade diameter of 160m. It was built at an integrated manufacturing facility that is developing the next generation of advanced turbines through an in-house R&D team and technology collaborations with leading academic and research institutes.

Finally, Adani TotalEnergies E-Mobility Limited also announced a pilot project for an electric vehicle super hub featuring 200 charging points.

The hub, located near the Delhi International Airport, will provide energy infrastructure for cab drivers and the nation’s rising number of EV users. The pilot will be used as a model for a future national rollout.

The Adani Group has a stated aim to support India's ambitious decarbonisation plans while helping the country to meet its sustainability goals.

AGEL, for example, has one of the world’s largest renewable portfolios, with locked-in growth of 20.4 GW across operational, under-construction, awarded and acquired assets.

This is double Australia’s entire onshore wind energy generation of 9.1 GW and compares favourably to the 30 GW of solar power in 2021, according to figures from the Australian Government.

Bravus’ Rugby Run Solar Farm near Moranbah in central Queensland is consistently among the best performing solar generation assets in Australia.

The facility has 247,000 solar panels that generate 185,000 MWh of power a year. In August, Rugby Run had the highest capacity factor in the country, converting the highest proportion of solar radiation into energy for its size. In 2021 and 2022 Rugby Run was rated Queensland’s top performing utility scale PV facility.

Bravus is a diversified group of Australian businesses encompassing thermal coal, solar energy, port operations, and rail operations that are part of the Adani Group.


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About Bravus

Bravus is at the forefront of the global energy transition. Our energy products, and the businesses that transport and export them, are fuelling positive growth for the future.

We are deeply committed to creating Australian jobs and opportunities in regional communities and operating responsibly. The safety and well-being of our people and the community, responsible environmental management and governance are at the heart of all we do. 

We walk the talk on the energy transition. Our diversified group of Australian businesses produce high-quality thermal coal at the Carmichael Mine and renewable energy from the Rugby Run solar farm, both in central Queensland. Our Bowen Rail Company, Abbot Point Operations and North Queensland Export Terminal businesses proudly transport high-quality coal from our Bravus Mining and Resources Carmichael mine, and from our other mining customers, to the world.

These operations provide reliable and affordable energy solutions that help reduce poverty in the Asia Pacific region and power growth.

We are part of the global Adani Group, which is headquartered in India and is leading the way in progressing the  transition to a lower emissions future. The Adani Group is the world’s largest multinational solar energy company, and India's leader in the emerging hydrogen energy industry. The Group also has businesses in the energy, transport, infrastructure, agribusiness, ports, airports, data centres, cement, and utility sectors.

About Adani Solar and Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL)

Adani Solar is the Solar PV manufacturing arm of the Adani Group. It is India's first and largest vertically integrated Solar PV cell and modules manufacturer that offers services across the spectrum of photovoltaics manufacturing.

The company offers and produces high efficiency monofacial and bifacial modules (in PERC Technology) with superior efficiency, higher performance and enhanced reliability. Adani Solar is currently building the world’s first ever fully integrated and comprehensive ecosystem of 10 GW solar PV manufacturing in India.

AGEL is one of the largest renewable energy companies in India with a current project portfolio of 20,434 MW. The company develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind farm projects.

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