Tata Power Renewable Energy said it will develop a 100 MW solar project in Maharashtra, India.
Recently, Tata Power announced a solar project win in Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam for a 120 MW solar project in the state.
Tata Power has received a letter of award from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution (MSEDCL) to develop a 100 MW solar project in Maharashtra.
India has about 35,000 megawatt of total installed capacity of solar power, which is less than 10 percent of India’s total power generation at 3,70,348 megawatt, inclusive of wind energy, coal energy etc.
Tata Power will supply energy to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution under a power purchase agreement which will be valid for a period of 25 years from scheduled commercial operation date.
Tata Power aims to commission the solar project within 18 months from the date that power purchase agreement was executed.
“With this award, the cumulative capacity of renewables will be 3,557 MW,” Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power, said.
The plant is likely to generate about 240 million units of energy per annum, and will annually offset approximately 240 million kg of CO2. With the latest project, Tata Power’s renewable capacity will increase to 3,557 megawatt, out of which 2,637 megawatt is operational and 920 megawatt is under implementation. This includes 100 megawatt won under this letter of award.
Tata Power earlier said Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s solar plant is expected to generate about 300 million units of energy every year and will offset nearly 300 million kg of Carbon Dioxide per year.