Mahindra Susten

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Mahindra Susten
Formerly called
Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd.
Industry Renewable energy
Founded 2010; 7 years ago (2010)[1]
Headquarters Marol, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra[2], India
Area served
Production output
Services Solar power plants, Solar telecom towers, turnkey EPC solutions
Number of employees
750 (2016-17)
Parent Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd., formerly Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd. , is part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group. A portfolio company under the Cleantech arm of Mahindra Partners, they offer solar solutions spanning On-Grid solutions, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Off-Grid Product solutions.[4]

In April 2013, Mahindra EPC had its 20 MW solar power project at Bikaner enlisted in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's - MNRE (India) merit list for early commissioning for Phase I, Batch II of the National Solar Mission.[5]

On 2 February 2015, the company was renamed Mahindra Susten. Susten is derived from the words - Sustainability and Enabler.[6]


Logo of the company when it was known as Mahindra EPC

The company commenced its services in the year 2011 by making a beginning in the renewable energy space with the turnkey execution of Utility scale, commercial & industrial rooftop Solar PV projects.[7]

In 2011, the company received the highest CRISIL- MNRE rating of SP1A for off-grid solar PV system.[8] The company has further diversified its business into the telecom tower solarization segment, to provide solar power to towers, which are presently run on diesel.[9]

Mahindra Susten has also been named the Utility Solar EPC of the year for 2014 and 2015 by Bridge to India. [10]

As of November 2013, the company has commissioned 80 MW of installations. [11]

Solar Power Plants[edit]

Auto Consortium Project, Tamil Nadu, India[edit]

Mahindra EPC in November 2013, finished installation of a 3.18 MWp solar PV power plant for an Auto Consortium in the state of Tamil Nadu. With an estimated total project capacity of 50 MWp, this group of India's seven leading auto component manufacturers have pledged an investment of over INR 3.25 billion for captive consumption of clean energy.[12]

30 MW Solar PV Thin Film Plant near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India[edit]

Comprising two separate projects of 10 MW and 20 MW, this installation under the second batch of Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), was commissioned in February 2013. With an annual generation in excess of 50 million units of energy this installation is expected to generate a carbon offset of nearly 40,000 MT CO2 annually.[13][14]

20 MW Solar PV Thin Film Plant near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India[edit]

In January 2013, Mahindra EPC commissioned their 20 MW plant near Bikaner which was then the first installation to have been completed under the Indian government’s JNNSM Phase 1 Batch 2 (JNNSM) initiative. The project utilizes a total of 270,000 thin-film PV modules supplied by First Solar.Spread across an area of 180 acres, the 20MWp solar PV plant is equipped to supply more than 38 million units of energy per year and is expected to displace nearly 30,000 MT of CO2 annually.[15][16][17]

5 MW Solar PV Single Axis Tracker Plant near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India[edit]

Near Jodhpur, this 5 MW installation holds the distinction of generating a high output per MW with its single axis tracker technology that maximises energy from the sun. Under the Indian government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase 1 Batch 1 initiative, the plant was the first to get connected to the state’s electrical grid, having been commissioned in January 2012, under 100 days.[18][19]

2 MW Solar PV Thin Film Plant at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India[edit]

The plant at Lucknow was the first megawatt-scale installation in Uttar Pradesh (northern India), and was connected to the grid in January 2012, with a construction period of 71 days.[20]

2.34 MW Solar PV Polycrystalline Plant near Mulugu, Andhra Pradesh, India[edit]

The plant at Hyderabad, was commissioned in just 3 months after its erection. It was commissioned on September 30, 2013. This plant is erected at an expanse of 13 acres land with Heritage foods being client.

6.91 MW Solar PV Polycrystalline Plant near Bap, Rajasthan, India[edit]

This 6.91 MW plant which started on 15 September near Bap, Rajasthan was commissioned within 5 months.


  1. ^ [1]Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India
  2. ^ "Susten". Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ [2]Mahindra & Mahindra Limited : Mahindra Tractors sells 16257 units in domestic market during December 2013, January 1, 2014
  5. ^ Recognition for three solar projects of Mahindra EPC, The Hindu Business Line, April 3, 2013
  6. ^ "Renewables company Mahindra EPC is now Mahindra Susten". Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  7. ^ KR Iyer,Mahindra’s solar unit to power 60,000 rural homes in Rajasthan
  8. ^ List of channel partners accredited by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications under JNNSM, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, March 5, 2013
  9. ^ Mahindra Group sees 500-Mw opportunity in solar power, Business Standard, April 1, 2013
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Mahindra Solar Rajasthan unit on stream, The Hindu, January 10, 2012
  12. ^ Mahindra EPC to execute 50 MW solar consortium project, The Hindu, November 22, 2013
  13. ^ M. Ramesh Kiran Energy commissions 55 MW solar plant in RajasthanThe Hindu Business Line, March 1, 2013
  14. ^ Natalie Obiko Pearson Mahindra, Kiran Energy May Get IFC Loan for India Solar ProjectBloomberg Businessweek, May 2, 2012
  15. ^ PR Fonroche and Mahindra EPC realize first Indo-French solar power investment in IndiaEnergy Next, Jan 10, 2013
  16. ^ Solar PV Project Profile near Bikaner, Rajasthan,India PV-Tech, February 5, 2013
  17. ^ Panchabhutha, PR Fonroche collaborates with Mahindra EPC to commission first solar plant under National Solar Mission Phase I, Batch IIPanchabuta, December 26, 2012
  18. ^ Mahindra Solar commissions 5 MW plant in RajasthanThe Economic Times January 9, 2012
  19. ^ Mahindra Solar Rajasthan Unit on stream The Hindu, January 10, 2012
  20. ^ Sarosh Bana, India gets a solar plant in 100 daysRenewable Energy Focus, February 10, 2012