Tata Power to develop 2.8 GW of pumped hydro projects in Maharashtra


Tata Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Maharashtra to develop two large pumped hydro storage projects with a combined capacity of 2.8 GW in the state. 

Tata Power will develop these projects at Shirawta, Pune (1.8 GW) and Bhivpuri, Raigad (1 GW) districts with an estimated investment of INR 13,000 crore ($1.57 billion). 

Tata Power stated the projects will leverage the kinetic energy of water to create a stable and reliable power supply. During times of excess energy, water will be pumped from a lower reservoir to a higher reservoir, and during peak demand, the stored water will power turbines, thereby generating electricity. This initiative will significantly enhance energy security by providing peaking and continuous power supply along with other renewables such as solar and wind. 


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