Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves
life for present and future generations. The company provides sustainable
solutions for society and delivers excellent value to its shareholders. Thus,
Fortum believes in responsible energy production focusing on low emissions,
high resource efficiency and security of supply. To deliver this promise Fortum
focuses more and more on renewable energy sources available locally. In India, Fortum’s immediate
priority is solar energy production, which is in line with the Indian
government’s focus to promote renewable energy sources.
Fortum opened its office in India in September
2012 to assess growth opportunities in the Indian energy market. The office is
located in Gurgaon, in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
In June 2013 Fortum acquired a 5 MW solar power plant
in the state of Rajasthan, north-western India. It further strengthened its
solar portfolio in December 2014 when its 10 MW solar PV plant was connected to
the grid in Madhya Pradesh. The plant was formally inaugurated on 20 January
2015 as the first project to be commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru
National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II Batch I.