Sterlite Power is a leading private sector power transmission infrastructure developer and solutions provider…

Sterlite Power and an affiliate of GIC have signed definitive agreements to set-up a new platform to develop and operate power transmission projects in India. In the joint venture, Sterlite Power will own the majority stake of 51%.

Commenting on the JV, Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director, Sterlite Power, said, “India’s renewable vision calls for investments in transmission to unlock the full potential of 500 GW of renewable power. This joint venture signals global confidence in India’s growth vision. With GIC as our partner, we are poised to play a leading role in India’s transmission sector, starting with the USD 13 billion bid pipeline. We stay committed to building world class assets and empowering humanity by addressing the toughest challenges of clean energy delivery.”

Expressing their view, Ang Eng Seng, Chief Investment Officer of Infrastructure at GIC, said, “We are pleased to partner with Sterlite Power, a leading transmission infrastructure developer and operator, to support India’s energy transition ambitions. We believe transmission infrastructure will play a crucial role in facilitating the growth of renewable energy supply to sustainably meet the increasing power demand in the country. India is a key long-term market for GIC given its strong economic fundamentals and favourable demographics, which are spurring opportunities in many sectors including infrastructure development.”

Sterlite Power was advised by Deutsche Bank, Avendus Capital, AZB Partners, and Khaitan & Co. GIC was advised by Avener Capital, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., and PWC.

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