Wednesday, February 23, 2022

SJVN – Creduce (JV) In 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 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.

About Shailendra Singh Rao

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Two Successful start-ups in domains as Renewable Energy consulting (Envarrior Consulting Services, now Creduce) & On demand Hyperlocal Laundry Services (, an Internet based start-up) Awarded as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2016’ by The Entrepreneur Magazine & Franchise India Group, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’ by APS Media Group and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’ by Times Media and Bharti Airtel. Made it to FORBES 100 notable under 40 Entrepreneurs in India.


C stands for Carbon, Climate Change, whereas Reduce represents the need to eradicate, offset and eradication of the debilitating effects – Hence Creduce

For the past decade, Creduce has been a pioneer in the field of Climate change mitigation technologies consulting and Global Carbon Credits advisory services. Creduce has a wide presence with projects located in Pan Indian States and Globally. Climate and human development are sides of the same coin. Creduce strives for a world where businesses, governments and communities make climate action the new normal.

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