Japan's Tokyo Gas Co Ltd said on April 8 it has agreed to buy for an undisclosed sum a 50% stake in Engie's renewable company in Mexico that owns and operates six solar and wind power projects.

The six projects with a total 899 megawatt (MW) power generation capacity were granted 15-year power purchase agreements through Mexican power auctions and will start commercial operation by July 2020, Tokyo Gas said in a statement.

 The deal marks the first overseas renewable project for Tokyo Gas, which has set a goal to invest in 600 MW capacity of overseas renewable energy by the end of March 2021, a Tokyo Gas spokesman said.