Tata Power today announced its arm Tata Power Green Energy had commissioned a 225 MW hybrid renewable power project in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The project will supply electricity to Tata Power Mumbai Distribution under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), helping it to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation.
This is the first hybrid project developed by Tata Power, consisting of the recently commissioned 225 MW solar plant at Noorsar in Rajasthan and existing wind assets of 96 MW in Maharashtra. It is expected to generate about 700 million units (MUs) of electricity annually and offset approximately 700 million Kg of CO2.
Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems executed the solar component of the project. It commissioned the PV plant within the stipulated timeline despite challenges like rugged terrain caused by multiple high sand dunes, the harsh temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, and unusual rains.
The solar plant uses 579,488 PV modules and occupies 1,200 acres of land at Noorsar. The wind plant uses 103 individual wind energy generators of various ratings.
“We are excited to commission our first hybrid project of 225 MW in Rajasthan. The project will supply power to our Mumbai Discom and its customers and will substantially enhance its non-carbon commitment. It also reflects our commitment to using non-carbon energy to meet the country’s clean and green energy goals,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power.
With the addition of 225 MW of hybrid power, Tata Power Mumbai’s non-carbon power supply will rise to 38%–nearly doubling the mandatory RPO obligation. Its non-carbon electricity supply reaches approximately 2,000 million units (MUs) annually, against the yearly requirement of almost 5,200 MUs.
Tata Power’s total renewables capacity has now swelled to 5,524 MW with an installed capacity of 3,859 MW and 1,665 MW under various stages of implementation.
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