Tata Power has secured the order to build a 50 MW solar plant integrated with a 50 MWh battery energy storage system in the Indian union territory of Ladakh.
In a statement issued today, the company said its arm Tata Power Solar, India’s largest utility-scale solar EPC company, has received a ‘notice of award’ to build the project.
The project will come up at Phyang village in the Leh district at a high altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level. The order value of the project is ÌNR 386 crore (US$ 52 million). The project’s commercial operation date is set for March 2023.
“This will be India’s first co-located large-scale battery energy storage system solution as well as the first large-scale solar project in the Union Territory of Ladakh to be set up at a high altitude of 3600 meters above sea level,” stated Tata Power.
With this addition, Tata Power Solar’s project pipeline now stands at approximately 4 GWp worth around INR 12,414 crore (US$ 1672 million).
The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, procurement, construction of the grid-connected solar PV power plant project and BESS on a turnkey basis along with ten years of operations and maintenance services.
Speaking on the achievement, Praveer Sinha, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power has always been at the forefront of generating renewable energy coupled with innovative solutions. This project is a testament of contribution towards developing an advanced ecosystem for faster adoption of clean energy across the nation.”
Some of these include the 150 MW Ayana Renewable project at Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh, 50 MW at Kasargod in Kerala, and 30 MWp in Lapanga, Odisha. It has 105 MWp of floating solar at Kayamkulam, Kerala, under implementation. Besides, it has won 400 MW of projects to be built at Dholera solar park in Gujarat.
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