Tata Power commissions 25 MW solar plant in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), one of India’s leading clean energy developers, has commissioned a 25 MW solar plant in Gujarat Solar Park located in Charanka in Patan district of Gujarat.

The solar plant covers 113 acres of land and the power generated will be sold under a 25-year PPA with SECI at a tariff of INR 4.43 ($0.068)/kWh.

The project was won by the company in November 2016 under the India’s National Solar Mission through VGF mode, and its commissioning is earlier than timeline of December 2017, laid out in the PPA.

With this development, TPREL’s total solar installed operating capacity now stands at 954 MW.

Concurrently, Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited (WREL), Tata Power’s wholly owned subsidiary, has been awarded for establishing and early commissioning a large-scale 100 MW solar power plant at Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district, Karnataka.

Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has presented the award at ‘The Power Awards 2017’.

Tata Power’s vision is to have 35-40% of the company’s total generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2025. Tata Power’s renewable energy capacity this year crossed 2,000 MW, and green generation portfolio passed the 3,000 MW mark.