Tata Power today announced its arm Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has commissioned an aggregate 100 MW of solar capacity in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The capacity, commissioned through its EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems, includes two PV projects of 50 MW each at Prayagraj and Banda in Uttar Pradesh.
The projects were completed within the scheduled timelines in spite of Covid challenges. The plants are expected to generate more than 221.26 million units of electricity annually.
The Prayagraj project uses approximately 1,59,600 modules and 16 inverters. The Banda project uses 1,67,440 modules with 16 inverters and covers over 236 acres of land. The Prayagraj and Banda plants together are expected to offset 1,77,037 lakh tons of carbon emission annually.
With the addition of 100 MW, Tata Power’s renewables capacity in operation has swelled to 3,055 MW, including 2,123 MW of solar and 932 MW of wind. The power producer’s total renewable portfolio stands at 4,909 MW with another 1,854 MW of renewable projects under various stages of implementation.
Praveer Sinha, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Power, said, “The commissioning of solar PV projects in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj and Banda has strengthened our position as a leading renewable energy company, and we will continue to contribute to the country’s sustainable energy growth.”
“Despite the various Covid-19 challenges faced by the industry, TPREL through Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems Limited has successfully completed the project within the project timelines due to its excellent project execution experience and capabilities.”
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for these two projects has already been signed between TPREL and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL).
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